Big Ass Fans®, the worldwide leader in large-diameter, low-speed fans, is featured in the inaugural ranking of Inc. magazine’s Hire Power Awards, recognizing the private businesses that have generated the most jobs in the past three years.

Big Ass Fans generated 74 jobs from 2008 to 2011, placing it sixth among the top 10 private manufacturers nationwide and second within the state of Kentucky. The company grew from 133 to 207 employees in just three short years.

The Hire Power Awards will appear in Inc.’s December/January issue, and on the brand’s website, Inc. is the only media brand aimed solely at the CEOs of fast-growing private companies.

“The top 100 companies on the list have created 73,032 American jobs in the three-year period from 2008 to 2011—an amazing feat, given that much of that job growth came during the heart of the recession,” explained Inc. Editor-in-Chief Eric Schurenberg. “And it isn’t just the big guys that are adding jobs. Companies with less than $50 million in annual revenue make up nearly one-third of the Hire Power list.”

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