Byron Center, Michigan, Aug. 27, 2012 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Byron Center, Mich. - August 22, 2012 - PRO-VISION Video Systems is one of four Michigan manufacturing firms to earn the Inc. 5000 award for the fastest growing private companies in the US for 2012 and 2011.  Out of nearly 7 million companies in the US, PRO-VISION was ranked in the top 100 overall for manufacturing firms with a growth rate of 85 percent over the last three years.  Started in 2003 by a couple in their basement, the company now resides in a large facility located just south of Grand Rapids.  

PRO-VISION manufactures, engineers, sources, supplies, and installs rugged, reliable rear vision and solid state video recording systems for commercial, law enforcement, and school & transit bus applications.  These camera systems are used for mobile surveillance, video evidence, and blind spot elimination on vehicles.  PRO-VISION thrives on their ability to provide commercial grade camera systems that are simple, reliable, and affordable.  Their systems are on vehicles all around the globe.  PRO-VISION makes twelve different commercial grade cameras that are a part of over 40 different systems that meet the needs of a variety of industries.   

The Inc. 5000 list is an exclusive ranking that represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy - America's independent entrepreneurs.  This elite group has included such companies as Microsoft, Levi Strauss, Facebook, Under Armour, Timberland, Oracle, and, all of which are major contributors to the US economy.

In a difficult economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year's list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.

The 2012 Inc. 5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent--not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies--as of December 31, 2011.  The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million.

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About PRO-VISION - In 2003, PRO-VISION was incorporated and only provided back-up camera systems.  2005 marked their entry into the School Bus market.  Sales first topped 1 million dollars in 2006, followed by the company's first international sale in 2007.  By 2009, PRO-VISION had entered the Commercial Recording System market, released 4 Camera School Bus Systems, and allowed for Live Video Viewing and Video File Transfer. 
By 2011, the company had expanded into a 240% larger facility and entered the law enforcement recording system market.  The company has expanded to the international market selling systems into countries such
as South Africa, Great Britain, Australia, Mexico, and Brazil, to name a few.

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Sam Lehnert
PRO-VISION Video Systems