Integrated Project Management Named to the ''Inc. 5,000'': One of the 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies in the U.S.

Integrated Project Management Company, Inc., a leading provider of onsite project management services, announced that it was named one of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies nationwide by Inc. magazine. IPM services include product development, process improvement and alliance management. The Inc. 5,000, an extension of Inc.'s annual Inc. 500 list, catches many businesses that are too big to grow at the pace required to make the Inc. 500, as well as a host of smaller firms (see Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U.S. economy.

BURR RIDGE, Ill. (Business Wire EON) October 3, 2007 -- "The Inc. 5,000 provides the most comprehensive look ever at the most important part of the economy--the entrepreneurial part," said Inc.'s Jim Melloan, project manager for Inc. 5,000. "The expansion of the list has allowed us to tell the stories of companies that are underreported in the business media."

Founded in 1988, Integrated Project Management provides professional project management services to the life sciences, industrial, food and beverage, consumer products, and healthcare industries, helping companies operate more efficiently and effectively.

Growing its revenues by 63.4 percent in the last three years, the company attributes its success in part to its unique service model: IPM professionals work alongside client teams from planning through project completion, with full accountability for project success. "Clients tell us this is a key differentiator," says C. Richard Panico, IPM president and CEO. "They've gotten great plans from big consulting companies, but are then left alone to navigate the real-world bumps and jolts that happen when putting any plan into action. That's where the rubber meets the road: managing the curveballs, unforeseen budget cuts and internal politics so that projects stay on track."

In 2005, the company was awarded the Better Business Bureaus' International Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics.

About IPM

Integrated Project Management Company provides project management services to organizations ranging from start-up ventures to Fortune-100 companies. Working side by side with client teams from planning through project completion, IPM helps firms tighten timelines, reduce risk and preserve resources. IPM is headquartered in Chicago, with offices in Boston, San Francisco and St. Louis. For more information, visit