Legion Logistics LLC has been named one of Inc. magazine’s top 5,000 companies.

The Florence, Ky.-based third party logistics provider is ranked at No. 156 in the publication’s annual list and placed second in the U.S. for transportation and first in Kentucky overall, according to a news release.

The listing honor reflects the company’s 2,545% growth since its 2009 founding, Antony Coutsoftides, co-founder and chief executive officer, said in a news release.

“I have been counting down the days until we were eligible to be considered for the Inc. 5000 list,” he said in the release. “But I never dreamed we would be #156 in the nation or second in our industry.”

Coutsoftides, a service-disabled veteran, and Lacy Starling, president, founded the company which ships a variety of products including fresh produce and military tanks throughout North America.

For 33 years, the Inc. list has introduced and recognized the fastest-growing privately held U.S. companies, according to the release.