SaltWorks, Inc. Ranked #117 in INC. Magazine 500 Fastest-Growing Companies for 2007

Aug 23, 2007, 01:00 ET from SaltWorks, Inc.

    WOODINVILLE, Wash., Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Starting with an
 appreciation of gourmet food, a palate for seasoning, and an idea with a
 kick, Mark Zoske, CEO of SaltWorks, wrote a recipe for success in his
 kitchen five years ago. Today, INC. Magazine, the leading private business
 publication in the United States, ranked specialty salt retailer SaltWorks
 #117 in their Top 500 Fastest-Growing Companies of 2007.
     SaltWorks' success story can be attributed to maintaining a spicy edge
 in the gourmet food sector. The public's appetite for pampering, great
 tasting spices and organic, chemical-free products have all combined into a
 perfect storm for SaltWorks. From the skin-soothing Dead Sea Bath Salts to
 the pure Alaea Hawaiian seasoning and finishing salt, SaltWorks is
 single-handedly making "healthy salt" a viable reality - and healthy sales
 are the result.
     SaltWorks has matched a great market position with a unique service
 model. The Washington company ships same-day to direct buyers, wholesalers
 and consumers around the world who prefer the efficient, personal service
 SaltWorks offers. Their flexible, reliable fulfillment model positioned
 them on the leading edge of the trend.
     The results are nothing short of amazing: SaltWorks has grown over
 1800% in revenue in just under 5 years.
     "This is very, very exciting. The prestigious INC. 500 ranking we
 received today verifies what a terrific niche we've targeted here," said
     With sales of nearly $5 million in 2006 and a projected $9 million in
 2007, the company that started in Zoske's kitchen has come a long way since
 its 2002 inception. SaltWorks has sold ten-million pounds of gourmet and
 bath salt this year. They moved into a brand new 26,000 square foot
 warehouse. They're here to stay, and it's not surprising the business world
 is taking notice.
     According to Zoske, his passion for the product turned a pedestrian
 spice into a gourmet household necessity. "I love sea salt. My current
 favorite is our Salish Smoked Salt. I add it to salmon before grilling."
     Unlike traditional salt, SaltWorks premium brands, like Bokek(R) Dead
 Sea salt, are naturally evaporated from sea water and contain no additives
 or chemical treatments. SaltWorks' practice of importing from pure sources
 perfectly caters to the current American appetite for organic fare at both
 the tub and table. SaltWorks is single-handedly making "healthy salt" a
 viable reality.
     SaltWorks has set the industry standard by providing focused service to
 such a wide market. Wholesalers rely on SaltWorks as a reliable business
 with more than just a hot product supporting its bottom line. SaltWorks'
 combination of service and specialization earned them a place in the
 fast-growing fancy foods sector. The high ranking in INC. Magazine proves
 SaltWorks is here to stay.
     About SaltWorks(TM), Inc.
     Founded in 2002, SaltWorks imports premium gourmet sea salts and bath
 salts from countries worldwide and supplies them to the wholesale, retail
 and consumer markets throughout North America.
     To learn more, visit
     Mark Zoske
     SaltWorks(TM), Inc.
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