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Spin Doctors

Consider taking this compact disc company's stock for a spin.

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This story appears in the May 1997 issue of Entrepreneur. Subscribe »

The company: Zomax Optical Media Inc. in Plymouth, Minnesota, was incorporated in February 1996 as the successor to Zomax Optical Media Limited Partnership, founded in 1993. The company is a full-service supplier of compact discs (CDs) and computer diskettes and offers a complement of related services. Zomax recently completed a $9.3 million initial public offering (IPO).

Markets: Zomax provides software publishers, computer manufacturers, recording studios and other producers of multimedia products with a wide variety of production, packaging and distribution services. Customers include Microsoft, Compaq, John Wiley & Sons and Sega, among others. Estimates vary as to the total size of the CD market; however, the pace of growth in the CD-ROM market has been explosive: Industry sources estimate shipments of CD-ROMs quintupled over the last few years and could double or triple again by the year 2000.

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