The 2010 Inc. 5000: Top 10 Companies by Revenue
2009 Revenue: $7.2 billion
Three-Year Growth: 8.73%
Univar got its start back in 1924 as a small Seattle brokerage firm, but today it operates a global chemical distribution business that spans 179 facilities in North America, Europe, Asia, and Latin America, and a staff of nearly 7,000 people. The company's United States delivery network includes more than 2,000 delivery trucks, with the ability to store 30 million gallons of chemicals.