HUNTSVILLE, Ala., April 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- LINE-X Protective Coatings, the nation's leading developer and provider of high performance protective coatings, is honored to be named to Entrepreneur Magazine's 2012 "Best of the Best Franchises" and "Top Global Franchises" lists. Rising an impressive 243 places since last year's recognition, LINE-X's strong franchise networks continues to grow, now with over 500 specialized franchised locations in over 46 countries. Having been recognized by Entrepreneur Magazine for eleven consecutive years, these awards continue to showcase the commitment LINE-X offers through dedicated customer service and top-quality products at competitive market values. This year's placement in the magazine's "Top 500 Franchises" places LINE-X at 195th overall, with a notable 153rd place ranking for "Top Global Franchises."
"As with every accolade LINE-X is recognized for, we are extremely honored. The entire LINE-X family is responsible for our success. From our technical engineers creating new, innovative spray-on protective coatings solutions to our internal corporate team members working to build our brand, and most importantly, with our Franchisees supporting and dedicating themselves to being strong and prominent business owners in their communities, LINE-X is a proud international franchisee network," said Kevin Heronimus, LINE-X CEO. "With the unwavering supports from our entire team, LINE-X is honored to be named as both a 'Best of the Best Franchises' and also a 'Top Global Franchise' this year."
With a strong internal support system, LINE-X Franchisees receive a multitude of resources to help them succeed. With national product and business training, ongoing support, marketing, advertising and public relations assistance, local Franchisees have access to the internal consultancies of LINE-X corporate.
In its 33 years, the "Franchise 500" has become both a dominant competitive measure for franchisors and a primary research tool for entrepreneurs. The annual Entrepreneur Magazine "Franchise 500" hosts a complete reference guide for entrepreneurs, outlining the top performing companies specific to each industry, in addition to supplying insider's tips on the successful markers of buying a franchise, how to research the latest trends and the necessary steps to become a franchisor.
Previously, LINE-X received top placements in the "Fastest Growing Franchise" category at 31st in 2002, 61st in 2003, 38th in 2004 and 16th in 2005. In addition, LINE-X earned top honors as a "Top New Franchise" throughout 2002-2004, at 44th, 30th and 7th respectively. With annual placements in the "Franchise 500 – Best of the Best Franchises", LINE-X has placed 144th in 2008, 419th in 2009, 484th in 2010 and 438th in 2011. Also in 2011, LINE-X was given the 1st place honor for the "Miscellaneous Auto Products and Services" industry.
Available throughout the company's network of over 500 professional, franchised centers in over 46 countries, LINE-X continues to lead the marketplace with innovative products that provide unique solutions to customers. With recent awards from Frost & Sullivan and a 2011 Innovation Award from the Center for the Polyurethanes Industry, LINE-X Protective Coatings is committed to leading industries that utilize spray-on applications. For more information about LINE-X products, applications, dealer locations and franchise opportunities, visit LINE-X online at www.LINEX.com.
About LINE-X Protective Coatings
LINE-X Protective Coatings (www.LINE-X.com) is the nation's leading developer and provider of high performance protective coatings offering scientifically formulated polymers that permanently bond to a wide range of surfaces for unmatched durability. LINE-X products are utilized in automotive, commercial, light industrial, heavy industrial, agricultural, military, marine and custom applications. Headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, with more than 500 locations in 46 countries, it is the goal of LINE-X to consistently produce the highest quality and most reliable materials available. Follow LINE-X on Twitter @LineXprotects, become a fan on Facebook of LINE-X Protective Coatings and check out what LINE-X is doing on YouTube at: http://www.youtube.com/linexprotects.
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