August 15, 2018

TYSONS, Va. – Inc. magazine today revealed that for a remarkable fifth consecutive year, Allegheny Science & Technology (AST) is No. 961 on its 37th annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses.

This marks the fifth year that AST has been ranked on either the Inc. 5000 or its top ten percent subset known as the Inc. 500 list, an annual compendium of the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment – its independent small and mid-sized businesses.

“We are excited and honored to be named to the Inc. 5000 list for the fifth consecutive year. This recognition is truly a testament to the value of our services and support,” said Arria Hines, AST President and CEO. “In an incredibly competitive business landscape, it takes something extraordinary to take your company to the top and to keep it there. AST wouldn’t be where it is today without my business partner, Bob Wentz, and the talented team at AST.”

Not only have the companies on the 2018 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at

“If your company is on the Inc. 5000, it’s unparalleled recognition of your years of hard work and sacrifice,” says Inc. editor in chief James Ledbetter. “The lines of business may come and go, or come and stay. What doesn’t change is the way entrepreneurs create and accelerate the forces that shape our lives.”

AST will participate in the annual Inc. 5000 event that honors all the companies on the list. The 2018 gala will be held on October 17th, 18th, and 19th at the JW Marriott San Antonio Hill Country Resort & Spa in San Antonio, Texas.