September 9, 2008

Inc. 5000 Index Names SaltWorks Inc. 62nd Fastest Growing Company in 2008

WOODINVILLE, Wash., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- The nation's leading gourmet sea salt company has never been one to follow the crowd. Today, SaltWorks Inc. ( is once again doing things a little differently: While others in the food industry scramble to weather the economic downturn, SaltWorks has just been named #62 on the Inc. 5000 Index of the America's fastest growing private companies in 2008.

The honor comes on the heels of the company's announcement of noteworthy profitability for the fourteenth straight quarter -- a factor that drove SaltWorks' 55-position jump from number 117 on the 2007 list.

"We were very excited to learn about our ranking with Inc.," stated Mark Zoske, CEO of SaltWorks. "Inc. Magazine is one of the most prestigious resources among the business community, and we are honored to receive this recognition."

SaltWorks' company philosophy of staying agile drives its success. The company regularly introduces new products and embraces strategic change in its mission of expanding and developing the natural sea-salt market, yet it has never wavered in its commitment to quality -- and, if the Inc. 5000 Index is any indication, the business community is taking note.

Along with its spot on the list of fastest growing companies, SaltWorks ranks 6th in the Inc. Food & Beverage category. And on Inc.'s list of the top 50 businesses in the Seattle-Tacoma-Bellevue metropolitan area, SaltWorks ranks 2nd.

Zoske attributes his company's solid growth and continued profitability to its fresh marketing messages touting sea salt's all-natural health benefits, as well as to SaltWorks' introduction of its new line of gourmet, flavor-infused sea salts, Fusion.

"Those two factors have had dramatic impact on our bottom line," Zoske explained. "Moving forward, as SaltWorks offers innovative new specialty sea salts and explores new opportunities in the sea salt market, our customers can count on us to continue to offer the highest level of customer service and product quality. We're excited about this year's success, but our focus remains on our customers. We wouldn't be able to celebrate these accomplishments without their support."

About SaltWorks Inc.

SaltWorks is America's gourmet sea salt company, offering the world's finest brands of sea salt, including Artisan Salt Company, Fusion, Le Tresor and Pure Ocean. The company stocks over two million pounds of sea salt in 60 different varieties. SaltWorks prides itself on its approach to the sea salt business, focusing on traditional harvesting methods, sustainability, natural processes and quality. To learn more, visit

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