Other World Computing Earns Inc. 5,000 "Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America" List Honors for Fourth Consecutive Year

On prestigious list since its inception, leading Mac and PC technology e-commerce company achieves three year growth rate of 41% to rank 175 on "Top Retail" list and 3,741 overall for 2010

Aug 26, 2010 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC®), a leading zero emissions Mac® and PC technology company, announced today that it has been named for the fourth consecutive year to the Inc. 5,000 “Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America” list as a result of a three year growth rate of 41% which placed the LEED Platinum certified, wind powered firm at 175 on the “Top Retail” list and 3,741 on the overall 5,000 honorees list. This 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, 2009.

Other World Computing debuted on the inaugural Inc. 5,000 “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. For a complete profile of OWC’s ranking statistics over the past three years, visit:

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“The leaders of the companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 have figured out how to grow their businesses during the longest recession since the Great Depression,” said Inc. president Bob LaPointe. “The 2010 Inc. 5000 showcases a particularly hardy group of entrepreneurs.”

“Being recognized by Inc. magazine for the fourth straight year as one of the country’s fastest growing privately held companies is indeed an honor during challenging economic conditions,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing.“We will continue in our mission to provide our customers with the highest quality products they need to get the most value from their technology investment and support their trust and loyalty with best-in-class customer service.”


About OWC

Other World Computing (OWC), founded in 1988, is dedicated to helping Mac and PC enthusiasts do more and reach higher. We believe in sustainability – OWC solutions are genuinely built to last, go the distance, and enable users to maximize the technology investment they have already made. OWC's operation provides leadership in business sustainability, with its headquarters among the first in the world awarded LEED Platinum certification. OWC features an award-winning technical support team and an unparalleled library of step-by-step DIY and informational videos. From the home desktop to the enterprise rack, the corporate backup to secure medical data, the recording studio to the motion picture set, and beyond, there should be no compromise. That is why OWC is here.

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