Micro Center

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Micro Center
Founded Columbus, Ohio
1979 (1979)[1]
Founder John Baker and Bill Bayne[citation needed]
Headquarters Hilliard, Ohio, U.S.
Number of locations
Key people
Richard M. Mershad, CEO & Ed Mershad, Vice President of Micro Electronics.
Products Computers, Consumer Electronics & Accessories
Revenue $1.05 billion *[citation needed]
Number of employees
2,500[citation needed]
Parent Micro Electronics, Inc.
Website microcenter.com
Footnotes / references
* Forbes magazine estimate
A Micro Center store in Houston, Texas

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 25 Micro Center stores nationwide in 16 states.

Micro Center is a subsidiary of Micro Electronics, Inc., a privately held corporation headquartered in Hilliard, Ohio. In addition to selling the name brand products of a multitude of manufacturers, Micro Center also sells products under a variety of its own brand names. These brand names include PowerSpec, WinBook, and IPSG.

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