Other World Computing Named To Inc. 5000 "Fastest Growing Privately Owned Companies in America" List For Fifth Straight Year

On prestigious Inc. 5000 list since its inception, leading Mac and PC technology e-commerce company is one of only 825 companies to make list all five years 30 percent three-year growth rate also earns OWC spot on "Top Computer Hardware Companies" list

Sep 1, 2011 | Woodstock, IL


Other World Computing (OWC®), 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 fifth consecutive year. Out of 25,000 list honorees since the recognition program began in 2007, OWC is one of only 825 companies to be named to the list for all five years that the list has been published. Showing a three-year growth rate of 30%, the LEED Platinum certified, wind powered firm was also ranked 33rd 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, 2010.

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 ever since. For a complete profile of OWC’s ranking statistics over the past five years, visit:

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“Now, more than ever, we depend on Inc. 500/5000 companies to spur innovation, provide jobs, and drive the economy forward,” said Inc. magazine Editor Jane Berentson.“Growth companies, not large corporations, are where the action is.” “OWC is proud to once again be included on the Inc. fastest growing list, and making the list for all five years is representative of the successful team and culture at OWC,” said Larry O’Connor, Founder and CEO, Other World Computing. “We work hard every day to earn the trust and confidence of our customers by focusing on delivering the highest quality and highest performing products backed by best-in-class customer support for a total value proposition that creates customers for life.”


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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