Three Whatcom County companies land on national fastest-growing list

THE BELLINGHAM HERALDSeptember 11, 2013 

Three Whatcom County companies have landed on Inc. magazine's 500/5000 list of America's fastest-growing companies. All three local companies were also honored for making the list five consecutive years.

Here they are, with a few details:

• Bellingham-based Saturna Capital Corp's three-year revenue growth of 79 percent earned a ranking of 3,707 on the 2013 list. Saturna debuted on the Inc. 500 list in 2009 with a rank of 408.

Last year the company had $42.5 million in revenue.

A private, employee-owned firm, Saturna Capital manages more than $4 billion and operates three wholly owned subsidiaries, including Saturna Brokerage Services in Bellingham, Saturna Trust Company in Reno, Nev., and the investment research and advisory firm Saturna Sendirian Berhad in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

Management Services NW of Ferndale ranked 3,155 on the list, posting 104 percent growth.

The company has 267 employees, adding 92 in the past three years, according to Inc. The company had an estimated revenue of $10 million in 2012.

Pro CNC, a Bellingham machine shop, ranked 3,591, posting 84 percent growth. The company has 68 employees and had $9.1 million in estimated annual revenue last year.

For details on the list, visit

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