Job Growth Leads Chicago’s MSDSonline to Spot on Inc. 5000 for 6th Year in a Row

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Over last five years Chicago-based technology company MSDSonline has grown revenues 190% while growing its workforce 130%

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Being a Chicago-based technology business gives us a talented pool of workers to draw from. - Natalie Lynch

MSDSonline (, the leading provider of sustainable, cloud-based solutions for managing chemicals, safety data sheets and other critical EH&S compliance issues, announced today that it was named to the Inc. 5000 for the sixth straight year. Compiled by Inc. Magazine, the Inc. 5000 is a list of the fastest growing private companies in America.

MSDSonline credits its success to organic growth rooted in new sales, a focus on customer service, product innovation, and sustained reinvestment of revenue into additional jobs. MSDSonline first made the Inc. 5000 back in 2007 with 66 employees and has since grown its workforce 130% to over 150 employees in 2012.

President and CEO of MSDSonline, Glenn Trout, said, “Our consistent growth through the rocky economic climate is a testament to the strength of our solutions and the talents of our employees. I think we do a great job hiring customer- centric people and giving them the tools and training they need to serve our customers and tell our story. And, we’re based in Chicago which clearly helps.”

Recruiting Manager at MSDSonline, Natalie Lynch, also credits downtown Chicago as a big advantage. “Being a Chicago-based technology business gives us a talented pool of workers to draw from. Regardless of the position we’re looking to fill, IT, sales, customer service, product development – Chicago attracts the best talent from around the Midwest and is within driving distance of many of the best colleges and universities in the country.”

Looking ahead, Trout believes recent revisions to OSHA’s Hazard Communication Standard (HCS) will keep MSDSonline on pace to continue its growth, including adding new hires, for the next several years. Under the revised HCS, chemical manufacturers, distributors, and users will see increasing responsibilities around their chemical and MSDS management compliance activities; compliance activities for which MSDSonline is a leading solutions provider.

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Founded in 1996 and based in Chicago, MSDSonline is a leading provider of cloud-based EH&S compliance solutions, offering products and services for managing safety data sheets, reporting workplace incidents, training employees and administering other critical EH&S information. The company’s mission is to provide sustainable solutions that help customers improve employee safety, streamline compliance recordkeeping and reduce potential exposures to workplace hazards and risks. More information is available online at and on the official company blog at MSDSonline is an ICG (Nasdaq: ICGE) company.

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