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Stratosphere Quality Named to Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies List

PRESS RELEASE August 18, 2016 Fishers, IN 46037, August 18, 2016

Stratosphere Quality CEO Tom Gray announced Stratosphere Quality has been named to the 2016 Inc. 5000 list for the fourth consecutive year. The Inc. 5000 list is a prestigious and reputable annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

“To receive this distinction four years in a row is a true testament to the hard work and dedication of our employees and the commitment to quality our clients embrace. Our innovative approach allows us to provide the highest level of quality services to over 2,500 manufacturers across the globe,” Gray said. “We continue to grow and lead our industry in new technologies, geographic reach, standardized processes, and operational excellence.”

As the leading provider of quality assurance and quality control solutions to manufacturers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and China, Stratosphere Quality grew revenue 40% between 2012 and 2015, generating annual revenues exceeding 100 million. This outstanding performance earned Stratosphere Quality their fourth year ranking—and continues to compound through precise management and focus on expansion.

About Stratosphere Quality
Stratosphere Quality, founded in 2009, is the largest global provider of quality assurance and outsourcing solutions, including sorting and inspection services, to manufacturers of parts and components in the automotive, medical device, electronics, home appliance and recreational vehicle industries. Stratosphere Quality helps suppliers and OEMs identify the root cause of quality problems, minimize defects, improve quality, increase efficiency and reduce costs associated with quality issues. Headquartered just northeast of Indianapolis, Indiana, Stratosphere Quality has a geographic reach of 20 US states, Canada, Mexico and China.

About Inc. 5000 Inc.
is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Complete results of the Inc. 5000 — including how the companies were chosen, company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region and other criteria — can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2016/

Stratosphere Quality to Partner with SPM as Associate Sponsor

Stratosphere Quality is proud to become an Associate Sponsor for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and James Hinchcliffe at the upcoming Honda Indy 200 Mid-Ohio race on July 31, 2016.

Stratosphere Quality is the largest global provider of quality assurance and outsourcing solutions to manufacturers of parts and components in the automotive, medical device and large equipment industry. Stratosphere’s broad geographic footprint in the United States, Canada, Mexico and China allows the company to mobilize complete teams immediately.

“As a lifelong fan of open wheel racing, I am excited and honored to be a partner with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and James Hinchcliffe at the Honda Indy 200 Mid-Ohio race,” said Steve Cage, Chairman of Stratosphere Quality. “Having recently sponsored the team and Hinchcliffe in the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, we really enjoyed the partnership and wanted to expand the relationship, especially in a state where we employ so many individuals and work with quite a few clients.”

Tom Gray, Chief Executive Officer of Stratosphere Quality, said, “As the leading provider of quality assurance solutions, Stratosphere Quality is proud to be sponsoring Hinch and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. We share a laser-sharp focus on people and performance to achieve high-quality outcomes. There is no doubt that all those who have worked tirelessly to prepare for Sunday will have an outstanding race. We are thrilled to be a part of it.”

SPM team co-owner Sam Schmidt added, “I met Steve Cage about two months ago and felt there was an instant connection. Not only do we share a passion for muscle cars and racing, but his company is a perfect fit for our SPM partner platform. I know we will increase business and have fun in the process. What could be better?”

About Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) was established in 2001 and is owned by former IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt and Canadian businessman Ric Peterson. Schmidt was paralyzed (quad) in 2000 after an accident during testing at Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando, Fla. SPM fields cars in the Verizon IndyCar Series, including the Indianapolis 500, and the Indy Lights Series presented by Cooper Tires. SPM is the most successful team in Indy Lights Series history with sixty-five race wins and seven championships. In addition, SPM won the coveted Indianapolis 500 pole position in 2011 for the 100th anniversary and 2016 for the 100th running, and has won five Verizon IndyCar Series races between 2013 and 2015.

Stratosphere Quality to Partner with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports as Associate Sponsor

Hinchcliffe-poster-webSchmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) announced today that Stratosphere Quality will be an associate sponsor on the No. 5 car, driven by pole sitter James Hinchcliffe, for the 100th Running of the Indianapolis 500.

Stratosphere Quality is the largest global provider of quality assurance and outsourcing solutions to manufacturers of parts and components in the automotive, medical device and large equipment industry. Stratosphere’s broad geographic footprint in the United States, Canada, Mexico and China allows the company to mobilize complete teams immediately.

“As a lifelong fan of the Indianapolis 500, I am excited and honored to be a partner with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports and James Hinchcliffe for the 100th running of the Greatest Spectacle in Racing,” said Steve Cage, Chairman of Stratosphere Quality. “Having attended the last 53 Indianapolis 500 races, this year will be even more special given Stratosphere Quality’s alignment with this winning team.”

Tom Gray, Chief Executive Officer of Stratosphere Quality, said, “As the leading provider of quality assurance solutions, Stratosphere Quality is proud to be sponsoring the pole sitter, Hinch and Schmidt Peterson Motorsports. We share a laser-sharp focus on people and performance to achieve high-quality outcomes. There is no doubt that the number 5 car and all those who have worked tirelessly to prepare for Sunday will have an outstanding race. We are thrilled to be a part of it.”

SPM team co-owner Sam Schmidt added, “I met Steve Cage less than two weeks ago and felt there was an instant connection. Not only do we share a passion for muscle cars and the Indy 500, but his company is a perfect fit for our SPM partner platform. I know we will increase business and have fun in the process. What could be better?”

The 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race will take place on Sunday, May 29. Fans can get more information about the Greatest Spectacle in Racing at IndianapolisMotorSpeedway.com or catch all the action live on ABC starting at 11 a.m. ET.

About Schmidt Peterson Motorsports: Schmidt Peterson Motorsports (SPM) was established in 2001 and is owned by former IndyCar driver Sam Schmidt and Canadian businessman Ric Peterson. Schmidt was paralyzed (quad) in 2000 after an accident during testing at Walt Disney World Speedway in Orlando, Fla. SPM fields cars in the Verizon IndyCar Series, including the Indianapolis 500, and the Indy Lights Series presented by Cooper Tires. SPM is the most successful team in Indy Lights Series history with sixty-five race wins and seven championships. In addition, SPM won the coveted Indianapolis 500 pole position in 2011 for the 100th anniversary and 2016 for the 100th running, and has won five Verizon IndyCar Series races between 2013 and 2015.

Stratosphere Quality is Hiring

Stratosphere Quality fosters a positive organizational work environment, where employees are compelled to perform their best. Our team enjoys rewarding and meaningful work in wide range of manufacturing work environments.

Stratosphere Quality understands that benefits are important to you and to your family. To that end, we are committed to offering our full-time employees affordable options and flexible plan choices on a wide-reaching lineup of benefits. Full-time employees also enjoy nine (9) company-paid holidays each year as well as a vacation package. Stratosphere Quality is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Stratosphere Quality Named To Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies List

Fishers, IN, August 13, 2015 – Stratosphere Quality CEO Tom Gray announced today Stratosphere Quality has been named to the 2015 Inc. 5000 list for the third consecutive year. The Inc. 5000 list is a reputable annual ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

“I want to thank all of our valued clients, our incredible and dedicated team, and all of our partners. This ranking is an indicator of the people we have surrounded ourselves with and the passion we share to provide solutions our clients and team believe in and trust. Our innovative approach allows us to provide the highest quality services to over 2,500 manufacturers across the globe,” Gray said. “We continue to grow and lead our industry in new advancements, geographic reach, response times, and operational excellence.”

As the leading provider of quality assurance and quality control solutions to manufacturers in the United States, Canada, Mexico and China, Stratosphere Quality grew revenue 134% between 2011 and 2014, and has added over 729 jobs during that three-year period. This outstanding performance earned Stratosphere Quality their third year rankings—and continues to compound through precise management and focus on expansion.

About Stratosphere Quality

Stratosphere Quality, founded in 2009,  is the largest global provider of quality assurance and outsourcing solutions, including sorting and inspection services, to manufacturers of parts and components in the automotive, medical device, electronics, military, home appliance and recreational vehicle industries.  Stratosphere Quality helps suppliers and OEMs identify the root cause of quality problems, minimize defects, improve quality, increase efficiency and reduce costs associated with quality issues. Headquartered just northeast of Indianapolis, Indiana, Stratosphere Quality has a geographic reach of 20 US states, Canada, Mexico and China.

 About Inc. 5000

Inc. is the only major business magazine, dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Complete results of the Inc. 5000 — including how the companies were chosen, company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region and other criteria — can be found at http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2015.

 

Type 1 Diabetes and Stratosphere Quality

Stratosphere Quality has continued to partner with JDRF Indiana to work towards finding a cure for Type 1 Diabetes. The goal of JDRF research is to improve the lives of all people affected by T1D by accelerating progress on the most promising opportunities for curing, better treating, and preventing T1D.

Stratosphere Quality volunteers, sponsors and donates to JDRF.  We sponsor and participate in their annual Gala as well as provide a team for the Walk to Cure Diabetes.  Internally, every day is Jeans Day for JDRF!  Any employee can donate a dollar to JDRF and wear jeans!  We are on a mission to find a cure, and are proud to be a part of such amazing work. To learn more about JDRF Indiana, visit their website.

Stratosphere Quality Now Offers Paperless Invoicing

Stratosphere Quality is excited to announce that we are now offering paperless invoicing for our customers. Not only are we positively impacting the environment, but this also provides you an easy way to access your invoices directly. Going paperless means we can continue to maintain our commitment to cost containment and technology integration to best support our internal operations and our clients. When clients access SOLAR, they will be presented with the option to sign up for paperless invoicing. Just fill out the information and we will get you setup! It’s a simple and responsible way to do business.

3 Easy Ways to Start a Project With Us!

Stratosphere Quality is proud to offer another solution to our clients wanting to start a project with us.  We now have an online form located on our website that initiates the process of working together on a new project.  We continue to gain valuable feedback from our clients on ways that we can streamline our processes to make it easier for our clients.  If a client prefers to work with our customer service team to start a project, they can call 877-224-8584.  We also offer Live Chat on our website during business hours, which allows our clients to engage us with questions or project initiation.

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We Rolled Out a New Model!

Every great product continues to require updating and innovation in order to provide a better experience for the end user. Manufacturers work tirelessly to keep their products fresh and attractive for potential and existing customers. We have done the same with our new and improved website! With our website, you can easily access our geographic locations, contact names and information, warehouse availability, project start forms, ISO Certifications, process maps and other tools and information to assist you in getting to know us and work with us.

Take a look around and give it a test drive. We welcome your feedback, and hope you enjoy this new refresh! We continue to strive to build better experiences for our employees, clients and partners.