August 21, 2012, Woodstock, IL - Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today that it has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of "Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America" for the sixth consecutive year. Out of 30,000 list honorees since the recognition program began in 2007, OWC is one of only 524 companies to be named to the list for all six years that the list has been published. In addition to achieving a three-year growth rate of 33%, the LEED Platinum certified, wind-powered firm was also ranked 36th on the Inc. 5000 "Top Computer Hardware Companies" list.
The exclusive ranking list by Inc. magazine represents a comprehensive look at America's independent-minded entrepreneurs, defined by Inc. 500/5000 selection methodology as U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent -- not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies as of December 31, 2011.
Other World Computing debuted on the inaugural Inc. 5000 "Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies" List in 2007 with a "Computer and Electronics Top 100" category ranking of 78 and a 3,378 overall ranking, and has been named to the list each consecutive year. For a complete profile of OWC's ranking statistics over the past six years, visit: http://www.inc.com/inc5000/profile/other-world-computing
To view the complete Inc. 5000 list, visit: http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2012
"Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward," said Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg. "Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is."
"Being included for all six years of the Inc. 5,000 fastest growing list is quite an honor, and we are proud that the 'OWC Difference' of superior quality products backed by best-in-class, free lifetime customer support has helped us attain that honor once again," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. "Our team will continue in its quest to provide the upgrades and accessories our customers need to get the most performance and value from their technology investment."
About Other World Computing (OWC)
Other World Computing (OWC) has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer industry since 1988 and features one of the largest online catalogs of computer, iPod®, iPhone®, and iPad® enhancement products through its e-commerce portal www.macsales.com. As a member of the Apple Developer Program, OWC also provides extensive US-based technical support for Macintosh® users around the world as well as Internet access via www.fastermac.net and www.owc.net
OWC's industry awards and recognition include: Crain's Chicago Business 2009 and 2011 "Fast 50" List of 50 Fastest Growing Companies in the Chicago Area; Inc. 5,000 "Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America" list honoree 2007-2012; Reseller Ratings Elite Member 2009-2011; Better Business Bureau Top Rating of A+ 2010-2011; About.com 2012 Readers' Choice Award for best Mac Peripheral Reseller; Computerworld Magazine Top Green-IT Companies for 2008; and McHenry County Economic Development Corporation 2008 & 2011 Business Champion Award.
About Inc. Magazine
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today's innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. Inc. 500 debuted its original list in 1981, as a ranking of the 100 fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. The following year, it expanded to the Inc. 500 and, in 2007, debuted the Inc. 5000 list. Visit Inc. online at www.inc.com
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