Pac-Van, an Indianapolis company that sells mobile office units like trailers, was acquired on August 4 for an undisclosed sum. The company appeared in Inc. magazine first in May 1999, when it was ranked no. 1 on the first ever Inner City 100 list. Pac-Van appeared on the Inner City 100 several other times, and twice on the Inc. 500. I wrote this profile of the company for that first ranking on the Inner City 100. The firm was founded by three brothers, who had learned about business from their dad. As the company grew, one of the brothers moved to Colorado to open the company's first regional branch out west. Today, the company has 20 branch locations nationwide. You can read the press release announcing the sale of the firm here.
Last updated: Aug 14, 2006
MIKE HOFMAN was previously editor of Inc.com and a deputy editor at Inc. magazine, which he joined in 1996. The site was nominated for a National Magazine Award for Digital Media in 2010, and was named the best business website by Folio Magazine. In 2006, Hofman was part of a team of writers nominated for a Webby Award for best business blog. He lives in New York City. @mikehofman