Garner Holt Productions, Inc. Makes Inc Magazine List of 5000 Fastest Growing Companies

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Leading animatronics and special effects company experiences impressive three-year sales growth of 101%

"Creating animatronic figures is not your typical business, yet we're subject to the same economic laws as everyone else," said Garner Holt. "Being listed in the Inc. 5000 is very meaninful to me as an entrepreneur."

Inc. magazine ranked Garner Holt Productions, Inc. NO. 2427 on its fourth annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies.

Garner Holt Productions, Inc. is an international design and manufacturing company that creates animatronics and special effects for theme parks, museums, shopping malls and restaurants. The San Bernardino, California Company has an impressive client list which includes Disney, Universal Studios, Chuck E Cheese, NASA and Caesars Resort & Casino.

Despite the tough economy, Garner Holt Productions, Inc. ranked an impressive #59 in the manufacturing category.

“We try hard to be something other than an ordinary business,” said Garner Holt, president and founder of Garner Holt Productions, Inc. “Even so, we are subject to the same economic laws as everyone else. It’s very meaningful for me as an entrepreneur to experience the growth we have even in trying times, especially in such a specialized industry.”

The 2010 Inc. 5000 serves as a unique illustration of the profound changes taking place in the U.S. economy. Despite the fact that most of this year’s measuring period of 2006-2009 took place during the latest recession, aggregate revenue among the companies on the list actually increased to $321.6 billion, up more than 50 percent from last year. The effects of the recession are seen, however, in the median three-year growth rate, which dropped to 96 percent from last year’s 126 percent. This year’s Inc. 5000 employ a record 1.4 million people, up from one million on last year’s list. Once again, California tops the Inc. 5000 with the most companies of any state with 684.

About Inc. Magazine
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures LLC, Inc. ( is the only major business magazine dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies that delivers real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found on

About Garner Holt Productions
Garner Holt Productions, Inc. is a privately held firm, employing 85 designers, engineers, fabricators and artists. Located in San Bernardino, California, the company has become the largest animatronics company in the world today, with projects on five continents. Recently, the company branched out beyond its usual markets to create animatronic figures for the Infantry Immersion Trainer at Camp Pendleton. Learn more at

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