Inc. 5000 PRESS RELEASE

COE Distributing Celebrates
6th Consecutive Year on Inc. 5000 List

Smock, PA For Immediate Release

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.”

About COE: COE Distributing is the nation’s largest furniture only wholesale distributor. A third-generation, family-owned company, that started as a typewriter repair and office supply store in the late 1940s, by Clara L. Ewing in Hopwood, PA. Today, COE remains a family-owned corporation, specializing in wholesale distribution of office furniture and accessories. With over 120 years of combined office furniture experience, the owners at COE are committed and dedicated to making the customer’s buying experience at COE positive, and they make it their goal to be a recognized leader in the wholesale office furniture industry. To achieve this goal, COE team members are trained to provide accurate information and are encouraged to always take the extra step to ensure the customers are satisfied. By continually improving each day, COE is able to provide quality products as well as accurate information through technology and superior service. Creativity and innovation are encouraged from team members and rewarded by the implementation of ideas as well as company-wide recognition. COE’s values are to maintain a work environment where people enjoy coming to work, to exceed our customers’ expectations, and to be profitable and results-oriented.