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Wallace Donates Press To Minority-Owned MLK Business Forms

Thursday, May 30, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

LISLE, Ill.---May 29, 2002--In keeping with its commitment to developing strong relationships with minority and women-owned business enterprises, Wallace recently donated a rotary offset press to MLK Business Forms, a New Haven, CT-based minority-owned printer specializing in single and multi-part continuous forms and snapout sets. The press is a fixed-size 22" circumference x 32" wide four-color wet offset press with numbering, file hole, punching, and perforating with corresponding drive components. "This press is a major contribution to our company, since it will help us become more competitive in long-run continuous and snap applications," said Fred Levesh, Executive Vice President of MLK Business Forms. "Wallace has also shared technology with us, such as conversion techniques and procedures they use for their ISO certification, that have cut our costs considerably. Information like this is just as valuable as any equipment they could give us. " "Donations such as this benefit both parties," said Mike Keim, Wallace's Vice President of Engineering and Research. "The recipient gains valuable equipment which can result in increased sales opportunities, while Wallace strengthens its relationships with vendors who are qualified to supply us with the finest quality products and services." Wallace (http://www.wallace.com) is recognized as the leading provider of print management services to Fortune 1000 companies through its Total Print Management (TPM) program. The TPM program streamlines the processes associated with traditional, digital and electronic print items and typically generates significant cost savings. With nationwide resources across a wide range of traditional and digital capabilities, Wallace can be a large organization's single print management source. Wallace is headquartered in Lisle, Illinois with manufacturing, distribution and sales facilities throughout the United States. Wallace is an active member of the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc., and the Chicago Minority BusinessDevelopment Council, Inc. MLK Business Forms, Inc. manufactures single and multi-part continuous forms, snapout sets, cut sheets, booklets, brochures and tags. Founded in 1993, it had total sales of $6.2 million in 2001. MLK is certified as a minority-owned and managed company with the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. and the Connecticut Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. It is the only minority-owned business forms company in the Northeast with rotary/web equipment.

 

 

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