Worldwide Supply Named on Exclusive Inc. Magazine’s Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies for Third Consecutive Year

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Worldwide Supply Ranks # 1983 on the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 73%.

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"To move from #2933 on the 2010 list to #1983 this year is an incredible feat.." said Jay VanOrden, CEO of Worldwide Supply

Worldwide Supply is pleased to announce its inclusion at number 1983 on Inc. Magazine’s annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent entrepreneurs. Online retailer ideeli tops this year’s list. Worldwide Supply joins Yelp, yogurt maker Chobani, Giftcards.com, KIND and famed hatmaker Tilly’s, among other prominent brands featured on this year’s list.

“We are thrilled to be recognized among America’s fastest growing private companies for the third year in a row,” said Jay VanOrden, CEO of Worldwide Supply. “To move from #2933 on the 2010 list to #1983 this year is an incredible feat and a real testament to the hard work and dedication of the entire team including our customers, without whom this would not be possible,” adds VanOrden.

In a stagnant economic environment, median growth rate of 2012 Inc. 500|5000 companies remains an impressive 97 percent. The companies on this year’s list report having created over 400,000 jobs in the past three years, and aggregate revenue among the honorees reached $299 billion.

Founded in 2004, Worldwide Supply (http://www.worldwidesupply.net) has quickly become the recognized leader in the secondary network equipment marketplace, providing Certified Pre-Owned networking equipment to companies throughout the world. Headquartered in northern New Jersey, Worldwide Supply provides a full line of new, excess and pre-owned networking products from major manufacturers such as Cisco, Juniper, Arris and Motorola. Worldwide helps companies increase their profitability by offering creative and cost-effective solutions and services.

Methodology
The 2012 Inc. 500|5000 is ranked according to percentage revenue growth when comparing 2008 to 2011. To qualify, companies must have been founded and generating revenue by March 31, 2008. They had to be U.S.-based, privately held, for profit, and independent—not subsidiaries or divisions of other companies—as of December 31, 2011. (Since then, a number of companies on the list have gone public or been acquired.) The minimum revenue required for 2008 is $100,000; the minimum for 2011 is $2 million. As always, Inc. reserves the right to decline applicants for subjective reasons. Companies on the Inc. 500 are featured in Inc.’s September issue. They represent the top tier of the Inc. 5000, which can be found at http://www.inc.com/500.

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About Inc.
Founded in 1979 and acquired in 2005 by Mansueto Ventures, Inc. is the only major brand dedicated exclusively to owners and managers of growing private companies, with the aim to deliver real solutions for today’s innovative company builders. Total monthly audience reach for the brand has grown significantly from 2,000,000 in 2010 to over 6,000,000 today. For more information, visit http://www.inc.com.

About the Inc. 500|5000 Conference
Each year, Inc. and Inc.com celebrate the remarkable achievements of today’s entrepreneurial superstars—the privately held small businesses that drive our economy. The Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony brings together members of the Inc. community, both a new class of Inc. 500|5000 honorees and the list’s alumni, for three days of powerful networking, inspired learning, and momentous celebration. Please join us October 3–5, 2011, at the JW Marriott Desert Ridge Resort & Spa in Phoenix, Arizona. For more information about the 2012 Inc. 500|5000 Conference & Awards Ceremony and to register, visit http://www.inc500conference.com or call 866-901-3205.

About Worldwide Supply
Worldwide Supply is a recognized leader in the secondary network hardware marketplace, providing and buying networking and telecommunication equipment to, and from, companies globally.

Headquartered in northern New Jersey, and with offices in California, Minnesota, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma and Texas, Worldwide Supply provides a full line of certified pre-owned and new-surplus networking and telecommunication products from major manufacturers such as Cisco, Juniper, Arris, Calix, Extreme and Motorola.
Worldwide Supply backs the products it sells with an industry-leading lifetime warranty.

Worldwide Supply is TL 9000 and 9001:2008 certified. For more information, visit http://www.worldwidesupply.net.

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For additional information on this topic, about Worldwide Supply or to schedule an interview with Worldwide Supply CEO, Jay VanOrden, please contact Veronique Deblois at 973-823-6412 or via email at pr(at)worldwidesupply(dot)net

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