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Cadmus Opens New Logistics Center for Specialty Packaging Operations

Thursday, May 27, 2004

Press release from the issuing company

RICHMOND, Va., May 26 -- Cadmus Communications Corporation today announced the relocation of its logistics operation into a new space adjoining its existing packaging manufacturing facility in Whitehall Technology Park in Charlotte, North Carolina. This annex, which brings Cadmus' Charlotte facility to more than 275,000 square feet, will support increased efficiencies and growth in key markets. Cadmus' Specialty Packaging operation, also known as Cadmus Whitehall, provides comprehensive packaging and commercial print manufacturing, fulfillment, assembly and inventory management services on a national and international level for companies in the healthcare, apparel, and technology industries. The move into the new annex will complete a multi-year process of bringing all of Cadmus' Charlotte operations into adherence with pharmaceutical cGMP guidelines to compliment the existing ISO 9001:2000 registered quality system. Commenting on the move, Jerry Lux, Cadmus' Group President - Specialty Packaging, said: "Logistics services have become a key driver of our business growth over the past few years. This new facility allows us to provide more efficient, expanded services for our existing customers and offers exciting new growth opportunities, especially in the healthcare market. We have been manufacturing packaging for major pharmaceutical companies under cGMP guidelines for a number of years. This consolidation allows us to complete the loop by assembling printed components with drug samples and coordinating the distribution to the target audience." Commenting further, Mr. Lux noted: "While our old facility was only three miles away, we expect to achieve operational efficiencies from having the logistics operation contiguous to our print facility. For example, this summer we will be implementing an automated transport system to facilitate the transfer of raw materials and finished goods between our printing building and the logistics annex. In addition, with this move we have consolidated several functions such as shipping and receiving." Concurrent with this expansion, Cadmus is also implementing a major upgrade to its proprietary Real-Time Inventory Management System (RIMS) software. RIMS is fully implemented at Cadmus' packaging operations in Charlotte and at Cadmus' affiliate manufacturing locations in the Dominican Republic and Costa Rica. RIMS is an integral part of the global brand management program of Cadmus' Global Packaging Solutions division, serving the healthcare and apparel markets.

 

 

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