Elite Survival Systems, a concealment products and tactical gear manufacturer based in Washington, joins a prestigious class in business this year by being ranked in Inc. Magazine as No. 1985 of the top 5000 fastest-growing, privately held companies in the nation.

This list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small and midsized businesses.

To be eligible for this list, companies must be U.S.-based, privately held, for-profit enterprises. The 2017 Inc. 5000 list is ranked according to percentage of revenue growth when comparing 2013 to 2016.

Elite Survival Systems achieved a 190 percent rate of growth, earning the position of 1985 of 5000.

Since its founding in 2003, Elite Survival Systems has specialized in designing and manufacturing sewn products for concealed carry, shooting enthusiasts, law enforcement and tactical uses.

The company manufactures most of its product lines in its facility in Missouri — continuing a legacy begun in 1979 with the Assault Systems brand.

Elite Survival Systems has become known for creating premium quality products in an ever-broadening product line, and providing excellent customer service.

“We, as a company, care about quality, and making products which people can count on,” said Bryan Bogue, president of Elite Survival Systems.

“We work every day to better serve our customers and our industry,” he said. “I thank our loyal product resellers, users, and our talented, dedicated staff for helping us to become a better company every day.”

Elite Survival Systems has experienced steady growth since its inception. In 2013, the company nearly doubled the size of its facility, providing additional space for manufacturing and storage.

Recently, the company has completed a second expansion which has once again doubled the size of its facility — adding office space, additional room for production and storage. The company’s products are offered primarily through its network of dealers throughout the world.

For more information, visit www.elitesurvival.com.