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Canadian Business and PROFIT today included Vortex Aquatic Structures International for the third consecutive year on the PROFIT 500, the definitive ranking of Canada's Fastest-Growing Companies. Published in the October issue of Canadian Business and at PROFITguide.com, the 29th annual PROFIT 500 ranks Canadian businesses by their five-year revenue growth.

A manufacturer and world leader in aquatic play solutions, Vortex reported a five-year revenue growth of 166%, a marked improvement over 2016's five-year growth of 131% and 2015's of 84%. Over the last two years, Vortex climbed more than 100 spots and is ranked 35th amongst companies larger than $50M. 

"It is never easy to earn a spot on the PROFIT 500, but this year's applicant pool was the most competitive yet. This year's winners demonstrate the resilience, innovation and sheer management smarts it takes to build a thriving business today. Canada—and the world—needs more entrepreneurial success stories like these," says Deborah Aarts, PROFIT 500 program manager.

"During our 22 years, we have always experienced steady growth. Making the PROFIT 500 for the third consecutive year validates our strategy and mission, especially as our percentage revenue growth continues to climb. Our goal is to lead the aquatic play industry by continuing to develop the most fun, innovative and safe products for families and children of all ages and abilities," says Stephen Hamelin, President and CEO of Vortex. "That means developing new categories of products that anticipate the needs of our customers, whether they are amusement parks, hotels, resorts, or campgrounds. It also means expanding our sales and technical support offices, now in more than 10 locations around the world."

"As always, our growth is a tribute to our dedicated employees, partners and loyal customers," Hamelin adds.

Over the past 12 months, Vortex has broadened its reach into new vertical and geographic markets while enhancing its North American channel. The company continues to expand its product lines both to meet customer needs as well as continue to innovate designs that enhance water management to reduce costs and be eco-friendly.

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