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SMARTworks.com Announces Supplier Alliance With Consolidated Graphics

Thursday, March 01, 2001

Press release from the issuing company

DAYTON, Ohio - Feb. 28, 2001- SMARTworks.com, Inc. today announced that it has formed a strategic supplier alliance with Consolidated Graphics, Inc. (NYSE:CGX - news). The country's largest sheet-fed and half-web commercial printing company has agreed to be a direct-supplier to companies using the SMARTworks Web application. The agreement with Consolidated Graphics gives SMARTworks users access to a national network of over 60 print facilities in 25 states by tying them directly to suppliers via SMARTworks.com's e-procurement platform. "Our recently expanded commercial print management capabilities give us the capacity to manage the full spectrum of print buying activities for our clients,'' says Jeff Allen, vice president of sales and marketing for SMARTworks.com. "This includes giving them access to the highest-quality commercial printing companies available. By forming an alliance with Consolidated Graphics, we give SMARTworks users the ability to manage all of their print procurement needs and reduce print spend without sacrificing quality.'' "The proven SMARTworks.com platform provides Consolidated Graphics with visibility to a significant client base of nearly 1,000 companies,'' says Lynn Brewton, vice president of the National Accounts Group at Consolidated Graphics. "SMARTworks.com's supplier-friendly business model enables us to provide superior printed materials to our customers without the burden of transaction fees.''




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