Vans Warped Tour majority owner Vans, a leading brand specializing in performance and lifestyle footwear, apparel, snowboard boots and bindings has been named one of Forbes' "Best 200 Small Companies of 2001'' for a second consecutive year. Vans ranked number 179 on the Forbes list, which is featured in the Oct. 29 issue. It was ranked 191 last year.
Among the criteria Vans had to meet to be included on the list included a minimum five percent growth in sales and earnings over each of the last five years.
Additionally, Promo Magazine named Vans as one of the "Top 50 Best-Promoted Brands'' in their October issue.
Vans also operate nine large-scale Vans Skateparks and retail stores.