WOODSTOCK, Ill. – August 27, 2013
– Other World Computing (OWC)
, the world's leading destination for cutting-edge Mac and PC upgrades and accessories, has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of "Fastest-Growing Privately Owned Companies in America" for a seventh consecutive year, one of only 356 companies to appear on the prestigious list seven or more years. In addition to achieving a three-year growth rate of 64 percent, the LEED Platinum certified firm, headquartered in a wind-powered building, was also ranked 32nd 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 (i.e. not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies) as of December 31, 2012.
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 every year since then. For a complete profile of OWC's ranking statistics over the past seven years, visit: http://www.inc.com/profile/other-world-computing
. To view the complete Inc. 5000 list, visit: http://www.inc.com/inc5000/list/2013/
"Not all the companies in the Inc. 500 | 5000 are in glamorous industries, but in their fields they are as famous as household-name companies simply by virtue of being great at what they do. They are the hidden champions of job growth and innovation, the real muscle of the American economy,"
said Inc. Editor Eric Schurenberg.
"We're incredibly proud of this recognition by the editors of Inc., which underscores our market position as one of the only Mac and PC hardware companies to focus on development and manufacturing here in the United States,"
said Larry O'Connor
, founder and CEO of Other World Computing. "Since the company was founded 25 years ago, we have expanded from a one man operation to currently more than 160 team members with offices and distribution facilities in three states. Our customers have been – and always will be – our key drivers for success and we sincerely thank them. Every day at OWC, we work to earn their trust by keeping customer satisfaction and product excellence as a never-changing mission."
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Industry recognition for OWC
OWC has attained numerous industry awards and recognition, including: Crain's Chicago Business 2009 and 2011-2012 "Fast Fifty" List of the Fastest Growing Companies in the Chicago Area; Inc. 5,000 "Fastest-Growing Privately Owned Companies in America" list honoree 2007-2013; Reseller Ratings
Elite Member 2009 – 2013; Better Business Bureau
Top Rating of A+ 2010-2012; About.com 2012-2013 Readers' Choice Award for best Mac Peripheral Reseller
; Computerworld Magazine Top Green-IT Companies; and McHenry County Economic Development Corporation
2008 & 2011 Business Champion Award. Product awards include Best in Biz
2013 Gold Award for Mercury/Aura Pro line; Best in Biz
2012 Silver Award for NewerTech Power2U; and American Business Awards
2012 Gold Award for Accelsior PCE Express SSD.
About Other World Computing (OWC)
Other World Computing has been providing quality hardware products and support to the computer industry since 1988. OWC 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, a zero-emissions company, was also the first U.S. technology manufacturer/distributor to become 100-percent on-site wind-powered, and was the first privately owned light manufacturing/assembly building in Illinois to obtain LEED Platinum status. The OWC wind turbine cleanly generates more net energy than is consumed by OWC's operations and datacenter, which helped the company earn 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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