June 6, 2012, Woodstock, IL
- Other World Computing (OWC®) http://www.macsales.com
, a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, has been named for a third time to the Crain's Chicago Business "Fast Fifty" list of the fastest growing companies in the Chicago area, posting a 111 percent revenue growth rate over the past five years on the recently published 2012 listing. OWC, which first appeared on the Crain's "Fast Fifty" list in 2009, and was also honored on the 2011 list, has also been recognized annually since 2008 on Crain's list of Chicago's Largest Privately Held Companies.
Crain's began the qualification process in January by searching lists of public and private companies. To be eligible for consideration, companies had to be headquartered in the six-county Chicago metropolitan area (Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will) and had to have posted both revenue growth and a minimum of least $20 million revenue for 2011. Firms meeting those criteria, along with earning the highest five year revenue growth percentages, became the "Fast Fifty". In 2011, OWC revenue reached $88.3 million, up 111 percent since 2006.
"We are excited and honored to be included for a third time on Crain's 'Fast Fifty' list of successful firms from the Chicago area," said Larry O'Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. "We continue to listen to our customers and offer them the highest performance, highest quality products and back them with incomparable service and support, and this keeps OWC's future very bright."
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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
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 2007-2011; 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.
In March 2010, OWC's corporate campus was designated as LEED® Platinum by the Green Building Certification Institute (http://eshop.macsales.com/green/index.html
). 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. 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.
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