COE Distributing Celebrates 6th Consecutive Year on Inc. 5000 List
COE Distributing, a nationwide wholesale distributor of office furniture, has earned the position of 4450 on the 2019 Inc. 5000 List. While this is an accomplishment in itself, this will be COE’s 6th consecutive year on the list, which only a mere three percent of companies actually do. Making the list gets harder each year, and out of the tens of thousands of companies that have applied to the Inc. 5000 over the years, only a fraction has made the list more than once.
Every year, Inc. recognizes the fastest-growing private companies in America. Companies that generally make the list, on average, have grown six-fold since 2015, all during a time when the economy grew 12 percent. It is recognized as a true accomplishment, that most businesses can only dream of.
J.D. Ewing, President and CEO of the company, recognized all COE team members, and thanked each one for the role they play every day in making awards like this possible. The entire team enjoyed pizza, cake, and balloons in celebration of the accomplishment.
He pointed out that there are many new faces at COE, and that we have immensely grown since last year. The growth is something that is not slowing down, as the company is opening up its third distribution center in Houston, Texas this fall, and is expecting to bring on 15 new team members.
Along with all the team members, who work hard every day to better the company, the customers and vendors also play a huge part in COE’s growth and success. They have all been supportive through the years, and COE would not be where it is today without them.
With all the new team members coming on board in the next couple of months, the opening of our Houston Distribution Center, and the continued support from all, Ewing is already anticipating to make the Inc. 5000 again next year.
“I expect to be back here for our seventh year in a row and reduce that number to two percent,” Ewing said. “And I continue to be grateful for our awesome and dedicated employees, tremendous customers, and supportive vendor partners.”