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Clear Align Named One of the Fastest Growing Companies in America


Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Clear Align, specialists in designing, prototyping and manufacturing custom imaging, sensing and fiber optic systems for military and aerospace applications, ranks in the top 500 of America's fastest growing companies, according to Inc. Magazine. Clear Align is recognized for its three-year growth of 1305.3% in the magazine's 27(th) annual Inc. 500 list.


"To be one the nation's fastest growing companies, especially in these hard economic times, is a high honor," said Angelique X. Irvin, President and CEO of Clear Align. "I would like to thank our loyal customers, and recognize our employees who provide customer-focused service and innovation every day."


Clear Align is continuing to improve its processes and systems. "In order to lower our customers' costs and improve the quality of our products," said Irvin, "we are implementing several new initiatives in our operations. We added a lean manufacturing program, streamlined our processes through use of a Visual Manufacturing ERP across all parts of our company, and we will implement bar code tracked automated assembly in 2010."


About the Inc. 500|5000

The Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth from 2005 through 2008. To qualify, companies have to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent. Full-time and part-time employees are included in the head count; independent contractors are excluded. The list of the fastest growing companies in America ranges across industries from construction and manufacturing to IT services and business services.


About Clear Align

Clear Align designs, prototypes and manufactures custom imaging, sensing and fiber optic systems for defense, aerospace and commercial customers. Clear Align's imaging expertise spans the UV, visible, NIR, SWIR, MWIR, and LWIR portions of the spectrum, delivering both narrow- and wide-field-of-view systems. Fiber optic and sensing expertise includes optical integration for communications, remote sensing and targeting, as well as medical fiber optics. Clear Align is a certified WOSB, 8(a) SDB, and SB. 



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