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Mount Airy Printer Helps Support U.S. Troops Stationed Overseas

Friday, February 09, 2007

Press release from the issuing company

MOUNT AIRY, N.C. and ROCHESTER, N.Y., Feb. 8, 2007 – Mount Airy-based printer SouthData, Inc. is showing its support for U.S. troops serving overseas by churning out 500,000 postcards decorated with children’s artwork and messages of support from the public, as part of its involvement with Xerox Corporation’s Let’s Say Thanks program. The postcards will be included in care packages that are sent to U.S. troops stationed around the world. “Supporting the troops is something all our employees can stand behind,” said John Springthorpe, president, SouthData. “Seeing the colorful, patriotic designs come off our iGen3 press is inspiring. Printing these postcards allows us, in some small way, to add to the heartfelt thanks that comes with each one.” Children from across the country, ages 6-14, submitted designs to Xerox’s program, many of which can be seen on www.LetsSayThanks.com, where the public can personalize one of the postcards with a message of support for the troops and send it for free. SouthData will print the cards on Xerox’s iGen3 Digital Production Press, and then military support organization Give2theTroops will include the postcards in care packages sent to deployed U.S. forces in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere around the world. “Xerox and SouthData have enjoyed a long-standing relationship that’s always been more like a partnership than simply a business arrangement. We truly appreciate SouthData’s generous involvement as a partner in the Let’s Say Thanks program,” said Mike Brannigan, president of Xerox’s United States Solutions Group.




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