Daktronics Recognized for Excellence

Daktronics has been recognized by the following business media and organizations for growth and excellence.

America's Most Trustworthy Companies

2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017

Daktronics was recognized as one of "America's Most Trustworthy Companies" according to Forbes, a leading business media organization. Daktronics ranks among the very best of small cap public companies in terms of trustworthiness in business dealings and corporate management.

"​One of the most impressive firms to make the list this year is Daktronics, a manufacturer of computer-programmable display systems that’s worth $404.5 million as of this writing. Over the course of the four quarters MSCI analyzed, the firm maintained an average AGR score of 90 points out of 100. Most impressive, Daktronics has appeared on the Most Trustworthy list every year since 2012—more consistent than any other company on the list currently.​" - Forbes, 2017​

Allied Member Achievement Award

1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2014

Daktronics was recognized with the Allied Member Achievement Award from IDEA (Information Display and Entertainment Association). This award honors a current Allied IDEA member organization for industry innovations and support of both IDEA and the large screen video and matrix display industries.

Sports Business Journal Award


Daktronics won the top honor in the 2011 Best in Sports Technology category for its work in developing venue-wide digital display systems that enable teams and venues to provide a superior game-day experience for their fans and corporate partners.

Stadium Business Award


Daktronics was globally recognized as "Industry Supplier" winner of the Stadium Business Award for their outstanding performance in the stadium and arena industry. The Stadium Business Awards were created as a platform to showcase innovation, professionalism and the best practice within the stadium industry.

Deloitte's 2010 Technology Fast 500TM


Daktronics has been ranked among the 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, life sciences and clean technology companies in North America. Daktronics was ranked 489th of 500 on the list. 

Above and Beyond Award


Daktronics has been awarded the Above and Beyond Award from the South Dakota Employee Recognition and Awards Program, an agency of the Department of Defense within the Office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs.

200 Best Small Companies in America

2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2006, 2007, 2008

Daktronics appeared on the prestigious list of the 200 Best Small Companies in America by Forbes magazine. Daktronics was ranked 128th of 200 on the list in 2000, 52nd in 2001, 38th in 2003, 58th in 2004, 59th in 2006, 24th in 2007, and 115th in 2008.

100 Fastest Growing Tech Companies

2002, 2003, 2004

Daktronics was ranked 18th of 100 fastest growing technology companies by Business 2.0 magazine in 2002, 27th in 2003, and 48th in 2004. Daktronics placed in the top one percent of more than 2,000 publicly-traded tech companies, based on stock performance, and growth in revenues, earnings and operating cash flow.

Fastest Growing Small Businesses

2001, 2002, 2004

Daktronics was ranked as one of the fastest growing, publicly held small business by Fortune Small Business magazine. Overall, Daktronics was ranked 27th on a list of 100 companies in 2001, 83rd in 2002, and 59th in 2004. Companies were ranked on three criteria: earnings growth, revenue growth and total stock return.

One of America's Hot 100 Growth Companies

2001, 2004

Daktronics was included on the list of the 100 Best Small Companies published by Business Week magazine. Those making the list ranked high on average sales and earnings growth, and average return on capital, over a three year period.

ABEX Awards

2000, 2002

Daktronics was honored by the South Dakota State Chamber of Commerce and Industry with awards for Marketing and Youth Retention in 2002. The company also won ABEX (Awards in Business Excellence) top honors in four individual business categories: Innovative Marketing/Customer Service, Job Creation, Manufacturing/Production and New Product/Venture in 2000.

Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year


Daktronics chairman and co-founder Dr. Al Kurtenbach was named one of eight National Ernst & Young Entrepreneurs Of The Year®, chosen from nearly 4,000 nominees throughout the country.

Business of the Year

1987, 1989, 1993, 2000

Daktronics was honored by the South Dakota Chamber of Commerce and Industry as the state's Business of the Year.

Business of the Year


Daktronics was recognized as a leading American small business by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and Nation's Business magazine.