Inc. magazine ranked Uckele Health & Nutrition (www.uckele.com) number 2,806 on its fifth annual Inc. 500/5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Mike Uckele, CEO of Uckele Health and Nutrition in Blissfield, Michigan is honored to be part of this list for the third year in a row, “This list features some prominent, smart brands. We’re very pleased to rank among them and plan to continue our focus on growth and development.”
In a congratulatory letter to Uckele and his team, Inc. Magazine’s Editor in Chief Jane Berenston said, “More than ever, this year’s list is a testament to the creativity, resilience and tenacity of America’s top entrepreneurs. Inc. recognizes the creativity, dedication and hard work that have gone into building Uckele Health & Nutrition into what it is today and wishes you many more years of success. Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs and drive the economy forward. Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is.”
Founded as a supplier of supplements in the early 1960’s by William Uckele in the basement of his farmhouse, Uckele Health & Nutrition has since built a global reputation through three generations as a trusted leader in the formulation, development and manufacture of nutritional supplements for people and their animals. Michael Uckele, a Certified Nutritionist, has developed outstanding nutritional formulations and programs for the last 20 years. He is the 3rd generation owner and has helped the company experience significant growth and development in its field.
In addition to ranking on the 2009, 2010 and 2011 Inc. 5000 list, Uckele Health & Nutrition was awarded the 2011 Michigan Small Business Person of the Year Award, the 2009 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Marketplace Ethics and the 2008 Entrepreneurial Excellence Award. Uckele Health & Nutrition is also an honorary member of the Entrepreneurial and Business Excellence Hall of Fame.
Mike Uckele, CN, CEO and President, has consulted in the areas of nutrition and nutritional biochemistry for over 18 years, developing hundreds of unique, nutritional formulations and programs. A 1992 graduate of Michigan State University, Mike is a professional member of many health organizations, such as American College of Sports Medicine, American Oil Chemist Society, International Society of Sports Nutrition, and American College for Advancement in Medicine, the American Naturopathic Medical Association and the Institute for Functional Medicine.
The 2010 Inc. 5000 serves as a unique report card on the U.S. economy. The list is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2007 to 2010. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2007. Additionally, they had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2010. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2007 is $100,000; the minimum for 2010 is $2 million. www.uckele.com