Inc. 5000

COE Distributing Clinches Seventh Recognition on Inc. 5000 List of Fastest-Growing Companies


UNIONTOWN, Pa. – Sept. 15, 2020 – PRLog — For the seventh consecutive year, COE Distributing is recognized on Inc. magazine’s prestigious Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies in America.

COE, a national distributor and manufacturer of office furnishings, climbed 54 spots from last year to rank 4,396 on the 2020 listing, showcasing an impressive three-year revenue growth of nearly 75%. It’s one of only four Pittsburgh-area companies recognized in the business products and services category.

The 2020 Inc. 5000 ranks U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent companies according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2016 and 2019. The list represents the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment — its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“I couldn’t be prouder of the COE team — our stellar performance and phenomenal growth,” said J.D. Ewing, COE’s president and CEO. “It’s humbling to be honored among the many amazing companies on the Inc. 5000 list and gratifying to see our hard work pay off as COE has now been in this elite group seven years running!”

Well positioned to top out even higher on 2021 list, COE has continued to thrive despite the unique challenges COVID-19 delved out to the industry. While many shuttered doors, COE listened intently to customer needs and pivoted to meet a new demand — producing an expansive line of acrylic screens and dividers. Now also manufacturer, not just distributor, COE achieved its highest revenue month in company history in August 2020.

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