Torch Technologies Makes Inc. 5000 List for 13th Consecutive Year

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August 14, 2019

For the 13th Consecutive Year, Torch Technologies Appears on the Inc. 5000

 Huntsville, AL – August 14, 2019

Inc. magazine today revealed that Torch Technologies, a 100% employee-owned technology services and solutions company headquartered in Huntsville, is No. 4200 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies.

Torch is the only Huntsville-based company that has been on the list for 13 consecutive years, and the largest of only two companies in Alabama to make the list 13 or more years.  Inc. Editor in Chief James Ledbetter remarked, “Needless to say, making the list gets harder every year as your starting base grows. Of the tens of thousands of companies that have applied to the Inc. 5000 over the years, only a fraction have made the list more than once.”
Torch continues to maintain consistent growth, being one of only 10 companies in the history of the Inc. 5000  to make the list 13 consecutive years. Of the 26 Huntsville-based companies on this year’s list, Torch had the highest revenue for 2018 with $405M.

Torch President and CEO John Watson stated, “We are proud that Torch has again been recognized as one of the fastest-growing private companies in America, and we are thrilled to be one of only 10 companies who has made the list 13 consecutive times. We know that our continued success is due to our employee-owners and their constant commitment to our company, to our customers, and to the Warfighter.”
Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

About Torch Technologies

Founded in October 2002, Torch Technologies, Inc. (Torch) is a 100% employee-owned business dedicated to quality technical services, competitive costs and ethical business practices. Torch has received both national and local recognition for its business performance, workplace environment, and ethical business practices. Most recently, in 2019, Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine named Torch one of the country's Best Workplaces in Consulting & Professional Services for the fourth consecutive year. Washington Technology also listed Torch in its annual “Top 100” Government Contractors ranking for the fifth consecutive year in 2019, and Bloomberg Government listed Torch in its annual “Top 200” ranking for the third consecutive year in 2019. In 2018, Great Place to Work and Fortune magazine named Torch a Best Medium Workplace for the third consecutive year and named Torch one of the country's Best Workplaces for Millennials. Torch was ranked in the Inc. 5000 list for the twelfth consecutive year in 2018. Additionally, Torch was recognized as the 2018 ESOP Company of the Year by the New South Chapter of The ESOP Association. Torch was also named a winner of the 2018 Best Places to Work in Huntsville award, marking Torch’s fifth time to receive this honor, with previous wins in 2017, 2016, 2012, and 2008. Additionally, Torch was ranked #11 on the Entrepreneur 360 list in 2018, ranking #16 in 2017. In 2016, Torch was named one of America’s Best Small Companies by Forbes. In 2015, Torch won the Better Business Bureau’s Torch Award for Business Ethics in the North Alabama Region for the 3rd time, also winning in 2009 and 2005. For more information, visit the company’s website at

Cayce McAlister, Communications Specialist
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