August 23, 2012
Skipper Bond, www.hollywoodtrucksllc.com
Hollywood Trucks, LLC has been recognized by Inc. Magazine as one of the fastest growing companies in North America. The entertainment transportation company is ranked #3 of fastest growing companies within the state of Louisiana, and #15 among all national Logistics & Transportation companies in the United States. The company ranked #676 overall in the Inc. 5000.
“We are humbled and thankful to be included in such a prestigious list,” says Andre Champagne, founder and CEO of Hollywood Trucks. “This could not have happened without the dedication of our team and the cooperation of Louisiana Economic Development.” Louisiana Economic Development (LED) is the state agency that manages the motion picture investor tax credit program, the most successful tax incentive in the world that targets the film and television industry.
Founded in late 2007, Hollywood Trucks has grown from two employees and seven vehicles to 15 employees and over 300 vehicles. The company’s rapid expansion will continue over the next two years as more than 100 units are added to the Louisiana fleet, following by domestic expansion into Park City, Utah and Los Angeles, California, along with an international expansion into Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France and Shanghai, China, a market quickly emerging as an economic force in the entertainment industry.
“The whole company is excited about embarking on our largest expansion to date. It’s been very invigorating,” says Champagne. “And as we expand, we will continue our mission of deploying new products previously never available to the entertainment industry.”
Hollywood Trucks, LLC is based at Second Line Stages in New Orleans, and Raleigh Studios at the Celtic Media Centre in Baton Rouge. The company is a member of PGA Green network, an arm of the Producer’s Guild of America that promotes environmentally sustainable practices within the film and television industry. The company also has an A plus rating with the Better Business Bureau (BBB). More information is available www.hollywoodtrucksllc.com.
For over 30 years, Inc. Magazine has been the premier print publication for business owners and entrepreneurs. Introduced in 1982, the Inc. 500 celebrates the fastest growing privately held companies in the United States. In 2007, the list was expanded to create the Inc. 5000 to provide a broader and deeper understanding of the entrepreneurial landscape. More information is available at www.inc.com.