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ABC Advisors Releases 2002 Top 50 GPO Printers, Producing Over $237 Million

Press release from the issuing company

November 11, 2002 -- In his open letter to firms interested in obtaining federal work through the Government Printing Offices, Public Printer Mike DiMario states that "GPO is committed to providing all qualified potential contractors with an equal opportunity to take part in its competitive bidding process." Mr. DiMario would be proud to see that representation on the GPO’s Top 50 in dollar volume during the 2002 Fiscal Year was indeed spread from sea to shining sea with primary production facilities located in 22 states. Leading the pack this year on the list compiled annually by ABC Advisors is CDCI/SourceLink of Miamisburg, OH, a full service agency handling creative design, data processing, personalization, lettershop and mailing. CDCI/SourceLink is part of a 1,500 employee, 11-plant operation that produces more than 2 billion pieces per year. The company has been a long time provider of services to federal government agencies through the GPO. Company President Frank Klan says GPO-bid work, which includes jobs for agencies such as the IRS and Social Security Administration, is an important backbone that pays for overhead and helps land other customers. " While work from GPO represents less than 15% of our company group’s overall sales, dependable and swift payments from the Feds allow us to purchase new equipment and, in fact, helped facilitate a doubling of our size during the past three years." Similarly, the majority of companies on the GPO Top 50 list depend upon this work to compliment commercial volume and assure that unsold equipment capacity is at a minimum. The ability to pick and choose the bidding on GPO projects based on holes in production schedules is a major reason why companies like to participate in this market. These 50 include firms that operate just a single location along with plants that are part of larger conglomerates such as Consolidated Graphics and Mail-Well. Corporate ownership of these individual companies is noted on the Top 50 chart. Together, those making this year’s list obtained more than $237 million of work by GPO from October 1, 2001 through September 30, 2002. Expanding upon this list, another 27 firms won work totaling $1 million or more during this time frame, 135 obtained $250,000 to $1 million, and an additional 147 supplemented their profits by winning at least $100,000 to $250,000 of GPO work. GPO was created by Congress to act as a buyer of printed products for hundreds of federal government agencies, departments, and offices. GPO annually buys hundreds of millions of dollars in printing and related items from private firms through a network of 21 buying offices. The work obtained by GPO vendors can include forms, books, pamphlets, 4-color process work, folders, promotional trinkets, screen printed items, CD-ROMS, envelopes, copying, labels, and more. Any company can apply to become a GPO vendor and, when accepted, is able to bid on work for which it is qualified. Those firms that are looking for marketing assistance can work with ABC Advisors to gain access to all available bidding opportunities fit to the company’s capabilities, receive expert training and advice, bid results, and reports ABC Advisors, a Division of the e-LYNXX Corporation, is a national print marketing firm specializing in Federal Government Procurement through GPO. For more information on how ABC can help to obtain work and increase profits, call 800-288-8250 or visit www.abcadvisors.com through the Internet.