September 19, 2013 15:39 ET

ARCOS Wins Fastest-Growing Companies Award for Seventh Straight Year

COLUMBUS, OH--(Marketwired - Sep 19, 2013) -  ARCOS, Inc. has won its seventh straight Fast 50 Award -- the annual ranking of the 50 fastest-growing emerging companies in Central Ohio. The Columbus Business First Fast 50 Award recognizes companies for financial growth and performance over the past three years.

"Our business is growing year after year because our software products give utilities a faster way to manage their crews and get workers safely to the scene of gas leaks, emergent work and power outages," said Mitchell McLeod, chairman and founder of ARCOS, Inc. "We also support our software around the clock with employees who have a passion for the utility industry."

The ARCOS® Callout and Scheduling Suite is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that utility managers use to automatically assemble available crews, analyze crew response and report outcomes. The ARCOS Suite can shave as much as 30 minutes off the time customers are without power. ARCOS also makes SIREN(SM) notification software to send emergency notices to utility employees and government officials via email, voicemail or text messages. Other products from ARCOS precisely chart crew staffing and time worked, so utilities can manage crew safety, gauge restoration costs and quickly respond to requests from executives and regulators.

Since January, ARCOS has announced contracts with three utilities including Empire District Electric Company. ARCOS also signed multi-year contract renewals with City Utilities of Springfield, Mo., Consumers Energy Company, DP&L, Green Mountain Power, Kansas City Power & Light Company, Lakeland Electric, NSTAR Electric and Gas Company, Salt River Project, Southern Maryland Electric Cooperative, United Illuminating Company and We Energies.

ARCOS is a registered trademark of McLeod & Associates, Ltd.

About ARCOS, Inc.
Twenty-one of the top 25 U.S. utilities rely on the ARCOS® Callout and Scheduling Suite. When the power goes out, a gas leak is reported or another emergency occurs, the award-winning, SaaS-based ARCOS Suite instantaneously finds, assembles and tracks repair crews, reducing outage interruptions and improving restoration time for electric, gas and power plant utilities. For more information, visit or call 614-396-5500.

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