8/21/2012-Medina, Ohio: Slate Rock Safety, LLC, a women-owned business specializing in the distribution of safety clothing, was selected by INC. Magazine, a revered resource for entrepreneurs and business owners, as one of 500 of “America’s Fastest Growing Private Companies” for 2012.

Since its creation in 2007, Slate Rock Safety has expanded significantly, adding eleven positions to the Northeast Ohio community. However, it was an impressive 923.7% three-year growth rate that propelled Slate Rock Safety into the 408th position on the 31st annual INC. 500 list. Slate Rock Safety’s INC. 500 trophy case also includes a number four ranking for the Cleveland, Ohio locale and a number twenty-six ranking in the "Business Products and Services" category. President Heidi Sweeney attributes the company’s success to enthusiasm, employee empowerment, innovation, and teamwork, saying, “Own every victory, every challenge, every mistake, and every failure, because we will experience them all…It’s about people working together to achieve a goal…”

About Slate Rock Safety:

Founded by partners Heidi Sweeney, Kim Wilson, and Chad Wilson, Slate Rock Safety encompasses five business divisions that retail and wholesale safety clothing for the oil & gas, electrical utility, public safety, and industrial markets. It also maintains prime vendor contracts with several branches of the government, and has pending GSA certification. Advanced technology, knowledgeable employees, and ambitious leadership have led to Slate Rock Safety becoming an industry leader. With this recent INC. 500 recognition, Sweeney’s personal aspiration seems to be coming to fruition, “Grow with stability, and watch for opportunity. Lead with a constant eye on ROI, strive for more, and do it with a soul.” For more information, find Slate Rock Safety’s feature on pages 162-163 of the September issue of INC. Magazine, visit www.inc.com, or contact:

Kelly Krasuna
Slate Rock Safety, LLC
(866) 783-7977 x 211
kkrasuna@slaterocksafety.com