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About Other World Computing
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.

OWC's industry awards and recognition include: Crain's Chicago Business 2009 and 2011-2012 "Fast 50" List of 50 Fastest Growing Companies in the Chicago Area; Inc. 5,000 "Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America" list honoree 2007-2013; Crain's Chicago Business 2008-2013 "Largest Privately Held Businesses in the Chicago Area". Reseller Ratings Elite Member 2009-2013; Better Business Bureau Top Rating of A+ 2010-2013; About.com 2012 & 2013 Readers' Choice Award for best Mac Peripheral Reseller; 2013 Green Tech Company of the Year by Business Intelligence Group; CES Innovations 2014 Design and Engineering Award Honoree; Reflex Packaging Commitment to Excellence Recycling Award 2009; Computerworld Magazine Top Green-IT Companies for 2008; and McHenry County Economic Development Corporation Business Champion Award, 2008 and 2011.

By activating an on-site wind turbine in October 2009 at its Woodstock, IL corporate headquarters, OWC became the first technology manufacturer/distributor in U.S. to become 100% on-site wind powered. The turbine cleanly generates more net energy than is consumed by OWC's operations and datacenter.

In March 2010, OWC's corporate campus was designated as LEED® Platinum by the Green Building Certification Institute (http://eshop.macsales.com/thinkgreen). Platinum is the highest achievable LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Program level, which began in 1998. Out of more than 14,000 LEED projects engaged worldwide since the program's inception, OWC is one of less than three hundred to achieve the Platinum standard. With this recognition, OWC also became the first privately owned light manufacturing/assembly building in Illinois to obtain LEED Platinum status. In September 2010, OWC's headquarters earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) ENERGY STAR® rating for building operations that perform in the top 25 percent of similar facilities nationwide for energy efficiency.

What the company offers:
OWC currently operates a popular online e-commerce store specializing in Macintosh upgrade and expansion products, provides nationwide dial-up and DSL Internet services and continues to develop its own line of Macintosh hardware products.
• macsales.com: macsales.com is OWC’s flagship Web site and one of the leading Macintosh e-tailers on the Web, featuring thousands of computer upgrade and expansion products for the Macintosh user. OWC also owns and operates MemoryHQ.com and FasterMacs.com, which are stores within macsales.com specializing in the sale of memory for all makes and models of computers, as well as acceleration products. macsales.com also features an online tech center, where users can find online documentation and support for a variety of Apple and OEM products.
• OWC Manufacturing: In addition to selling and supporting products from various hardware manufacturers, OWC manufactures and sells its own line of hardware products including: external drives, Blu-ray/CD/DVD optical drives, memory, SSDs, Thunderbolt cable, Thunderbolt drives, Thunderbolt PCIe Expansion Chassis, USB 3.0 + 2.0 drives and accessories, FireWire drives and accessories, storage device enclosures, and cables. OWC is an Apple Certified Developer.
• OWC.Net: OWC offered premier Internet services since 1997. OWC.net, a division of OWC, offers a complete line of Internet services, including unlimited local v.92 dial-up Internet access, DSL services, Web site design and hosting, graphic design and e-commerce solutions.
• FasterMac.Net: OWC launched FasterMac.Net in March 2003. It was created as a Macintosh-only Internet service that provides nationwide 56K dialup access. Noted for its easy setup and reliable service in addition to extremely affordable prices, FasterMac.Net makes it simple for Macintosh owners to finally get the tailored service and support they need.
OWC Headquarters
Other World Computing
8 Galaxy Way
Woodstock, IL 60098
1-800-275-4576 | 1-815-338-8685

OWC Design Center
OWC Design Center
44 East Avenue
Austin, TX 78701
1-800-275-4576 | 1-815-338-8685
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