COE Distributing Makes 9th Appearance on Pittsburgh Business Times List of Fastest-Growing Companies
By: Ideality Communications LLC
The 2021 Fast 50 were celebrated at an event at The Westin Pittsburgh Thursday where it was revealed COE ranked 49 on the list.
To qualify for this award, companies were required to have at least $2,000,000 in revenue in 2018. The Fast 50 are then ranked by the percentage of revenue growth from 2018 to 2020 for this year's rankings. COE achieved nearly 25% growth in sales in that time frame, joining a prestigious list of flourishing companies from diverse industries.
Companies making this year's list charted impressive growth leading up to the pandemic and maintained their momentum despite the impacts of COVID-19 on 2020 operations.
Temporarily pivoting into manufacturing as well as changing its marketing focus, COE met the demand for products to make offices safer and help people work from home more comfortably and efficiently. Big shifts allowed COE to remain relevant during the pandemic not only avoiding layoffs, but also hiring new staff and achieving its highest revenue months in company history.
"Our team rose to the challenge of COVID-19 in a big way," said CEO and Chairman of COE Distributing, J.D. Ewing. "It's especially significant to be recognized for our growth in such a challenging and unusual economic time."
Ewing says the ability to adapt to rapidly changing market conditions will be COE's formula for success moving forward from the pandemic. COE restructured its executive team, made significant investments in e-commerce strategies and doubled down on its commitment to employee engagement in 2021 to create a path for sustainable and explosive growth.
COE has been recognized among Pittsburgh's fastest-growing companies by the Business Times since 2013. Regularly lauded for its profitability and strong company culture, COE also has been recognized as a Pittsburgh Top Workplace by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and featured eight times on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing companies in America.
COE Distributing is a national office furnishings distributor with a passion for creating inspiring work environments. A family-owned business since 1947, COE sources high-quality office furniture with forward-thinking, well-planned design from around the globe. Our developers collaborate with skilled manufacturers to bring exclusive products to market, ensuring each piece meets unwavering quality standards. Our private label OfficeSource offers a line of furnishings and accessories always styled right, built right and priced right. Based in southwestern Pennsylvania with distribution centers in North Carolina and Texas, COE boasts an enthusiastic team dedicated to delivering the right solutions for customers. Learn more at http://www.coedistributing.com.