- Micro Center
Micro Center Type Private Founded Columbus, Ohio
Founder(s) John Baker and Bill Bayne Headquarters Hilliard, Ohio, U.S. Number of locations 23 Key people Richard M. Mershad, CEO & President Products Computers, Consumer Electronics & Accessories Revenue $1.05 billion * Employees 2,500 Parent Micro Electronics, Inc. Website microcenter.com References: * Forbes magazine estimate
Micro Center is an American computer department store founded in Columbus, Ohio in 1979 by two former Radio Shack employees. The first Micro Center store was a 900 sq ft (84 m2). storefront located in the Lane Avenue Shopping Center in Upper Arlington, Ohio. There are currently 23 Micro Center stores nationwide in California, Colorado, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Massachusetts, Maryland, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia.
Micro Center is one of the companies of Micro Electronics, Inc., a privately held corporation headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio in suburban Columbus. Besides selling the name brand products of a multitude of manufacturers, Micro Center also sells products under various of its own brand names. These brand names include PowerSpec, WinBook, and IPSG. As well, their Redemtech division sells used and surplus computing equipment through their stores. Micro Center's slogan (appearing on the store's signage outside the stores) has, in later years, come to be "Micro Center: The Ultimate Computer Store".
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