Planet Tan Ranks on the 2008 Inc. 5000 List America's 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies Revealed

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Planet Tan Ranks No. 4,835 on the 2008 Inc. 5000 List America's 5,000 Fastest-Growing Private Companies Revealed

Planet Tan, home of Dallas/Fort Worth's premier tanning super centers, and the most respected brand in the industry, announced today that Inc. has ranked Planet Tan on its annual ranking of the 5,000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. The list is the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America's independent-minded entrepreneurs.

The Inc. 5000 gives an unrivalled portrait of young, underreported companies across all industries doing fascinating things with cutting-edge business models, as well as older companies that are still showing impressive growth. The 5,000 companies that made the list reported aggregate revenue of $185 billion and median three-year growth of 147 percent. Taken as a whole, these companies represent the backbone of the U.S. economy.

"We are extremely proud to be recognized for the second year in a row on the Inc. 5,000 list," said Tony Hartl," Founder and CEO of Planet Tan. "This list represents a unique sector of the market that is actually thriving in today's economy, and we are fortunate to be among the industries that are experiencing growth."

Planet Tan is the official tanning center for the Dallas Cowboys Cheerleaders, Dallas Mavericks Dancers, and the Dallas Stars Ice Girls. They are the leader in tanning super centers, operating 13 locations in the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. Planet Tan has been recognized on the SMU "Dallas 100" list as one of the fastest growing privately held businesses in Dallas, and was selected as the "Best Place to Work in DFW" by the Dallas Business Journal in 2006 and 2007. Looking Fit® magazine ranked Planet Tan in their "Top 250" - the top 1% of tanning centers in North America. The company has also been included in the Inc. magazine 2007 list of 5000 fastest growing companies in America. Planet Tan was just recently on the cover of Fortune Small Business in recognition on gauging customer service. The company was founded in 1995 by Tony Hartl, and is based in Garland, Texas. To learn more about Planet Tan memberships and locations, visit


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