August 23, 2007 07:00 ET

ENCAP Named to Inc. 500

Innovative Company Recognized as Number 110 on Inc. Magazine's List of the Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in America

GREEN BAY, WI--(Marketwire - August 23, 2007) - ENCAP™ LLC, inventor of advanced soil technologies that fight erosion, establish seeds and hold fertilizers in place, today announced the honor of being named number 110 on the Inc. Magazine list of the "500 Fastest Growing Privately Held Companies in America."

The Inc. 500 ranks privately held companies according to year-over-year sales growth from 2003 to 2006. With approximately 75 percent of all new job creation in the U.S. coming from entrepreneurial businesses, the Inc. 500 opens a window onto the companies and industries that are driving the economy forward. Over the years, the Inc. 500 has identified the next generation of world-class companies including Microsoft, Oracle, The Princeton Review, Morningstar, Jamba Juice, Gateway and E*Trade.

ENCAP's approach to business exemplifies its mantra of Real Innovation™ through the solving of real-world problems in a meaningful, valuable and effective way. The company focuses on both the science and technology when developing products. This dual focus allows ENCAP to produce cutting-edge products for the lawn and garden industry, erosion control market and fire restoration market. Additionally, ENCAP's Advanced Soil Technology™ (AST™) and Movement Control Technology™ (MCT™) are on the forefront of innovation in the international world of erosion control, seed establishment, fertilizer runoff, and other environmental management challenges.

ENCAP was co-founded in 1999 by company president and CEO Michael Krysiak and FEECO International, the world's largest engineering, equipment, and material processing company involved in the waste processing industry. The catalyst for ENCAP's initial product line was the company's Waste Transformation Technology (WTT™). This technology transforms waste materials into completely new products possessing both strategic and marketable advantages over the competition.

In addition to quality and technology, ENCAP's unique commercialization approach is helping to drive company success. In recognition that every employee plays an important role in taking care of customers, ENCAP has developed a business model that allows and enables them to make a difference. Krysiak describes it as "uncorking the potential" of everyone in the organization. ENCAP's unique business approach has prospered. The company's technology and products, including Grass Repair Kit, New Lawn Kit and Fast Acting Lime, can now be found on the store shelves of the nation's largest retailers, including Wal-Mart, Lowe's, Home Depot, Kmart, Menards, Meijers, PetSmart and many others. Krysiak credits the company's first accounts, including Steins Garden Centers, for giving ENCAP the opportunity to succeed. In addition to retail, ENCAP's technologies are penetrating into numerous other markets as well. The professional landscape, construction, DOT and golf markets, along with the fire restoration market and related international markets have all utilized ENCAP's technologies. Each of these sectors plays a significant role in the company's long-term growth strategy. ENCAP is also helping the United States Forest Service and other government agencies restore burnt lands after the devastating effects of the massive wildfires with the company's PAM-12 product. Multiple restoration projects have already been successfully completed on burned areas in the Uinta, Mount Hood, and Dixie National Forests.

ENCAP's growth has not gone unnoticed by major media outlets. In addition to being named to the prestigious Inc. 500 list, ENCAP was recently profiled in a national television segment on CNBC-TV, where the commentator noted, "Lambeau Field and the Green Bay Packers you've heard of... ENCAP, you will." The company's technology and products have also been featured in American Reconstruction Magazine, Dog Fancy, Land & Water and Landscape Construction. In addition to the media accolades, ENCAP has received numerous awards. In 2006, ENCAP was awarded the Wisconsin Technology Transfer award, by Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle. This award is given to the company that most successfully brings an idea to commercialization. Both ENCAP and Krysiak have also been recognized locally by the Green Bay Chamber of Commerce with the High Technology Manufacturer of the Year award in 2006, and Small Business Person of the Year award in 2007, respectively.

"ENCAP being named to the Inc. 500 list is a direct result of the tireless efforts and complete dedication of our entire team. We are so fortunate to have employees who really take ENCAP to heart. I am amazed every day at the commitment they have to our short and long term success," said Krysiak. "In addition to our current ENCAP team, those who are standing by us, such as Dan Madigan, president of FEECO, Dr. Aicardo Roa, Soil Scientist and Engineer, and my immediate family who has supported this since day one, share in this award as well," added Krysiak, who summarized his thoughts by saying "we are truly blessed." Each ENCAP employee shares in the company's values of being driven, honorable, perseverant and most importantly, innovative. Innovation is a central theme to ENCAP. While the company currently enjoys commercial and retail success with its line of more than 20 products, both current and future ENCAP customers can look forward to new technologies and products that will continue to define Real Innovation™. In the spring of 2008, ENCAP will be releasing a new line of products including Gypsum, Iron, and Sulfur with AST™. Each of these products will be driven by the technology and innovation that has made ENCAP what it is today.


ENCAP™ invents, manufactures and sells advanced soil technologies that fight erosion, establish seeds and hold fertilizers in place. ENCAP sells its products to the world's largest lawn and garden retailers, the professional landscape/golf market and various government agencies. ENCAP owns the patents and exclusive rights to numerous soil and water related technologies it invented throughout the world. ENCAP is located at 3921 Algoma Road, Green Bay, WI 54311. For additional information on ENCAP, visit

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