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Four of the nation's 200 fastest-growing small companies are in the San Fernando Valley San Fernando Valley
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On Assignment Inc., a Calabasas-based provider of temporary professionals for the scientific and environmental industries, ranked No. 75, with five-year sales growth averaging 30 percent and five-year earnings growth of 31 percent, according to the annual ranking in the Nov. 2 issue.
On Assignment's five-year return on equity was 22 percent.
The company ranked 89 in last year's list.
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On Assignment's Chairman and chief executive H. Tom Buelter ranked 18th in the listing of top-paid company heads, with salary and other compensation totaling $2.25 million. He ranked 75th in last year's listing.
Burbank-based Align-Rite International, a maker of photographic plates used in the semiconductor industry, ranked 141st, with 24 percent average sales growth, 39 percent earnings per share growth, and 25 percent return on equity.
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IHOP International House of Pain Corp., the Glendale-based operator and franchiser of the International House of Pancakes restaurants, was No. 198 with 12 percent average sales growth, 14 percent earnings per share growth and 15 percent five-year return on equity.
Neither Align-Rite nor IHOP appeared in last year's list.