Inc. magazine announced its 27th annual Inc. 500 ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the country and included Lawrence's Absorbent, Ink., 1310 S. Wakarusa Drive, for a second year in a row.
Absorbent, Ink. is a promotional products and corporate gifts company founded by Lawrence residents Lee Eldridge and Billy Pilgrim.
"It's an honor to be included in Inc.'s list of fastest-growing companies two years in a row," said Eldridge, president of Absorbent, Ink. "This shows how strong the entrepreneurial spirit is today. Small business really drives this economy."
Absorbent, Ink., founded in 2000, initially had a staff of five and has grown to a staff of 40 employees.