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PIA Announces Discount on ABC Advisors Government Print Marketing Services

Press release from the issuing company

ALEXANDRIA, VA (January 23, 2003) - The Printing Industries of America (PIA), Inc. announced today that it has entered into an exclusive agreement with ABC Advisors that will assist its members increase profitability through cost-effective acquisition of government work. The relationship with ABC (a division of e-LYNXX Corporation) provides PIA members with a 30% discount off the list price of ABC's Government Printing Office (GPO) bid specification service.  For 27 years, ABC has been offering a government bid solicitation service to the printing industry. ABC gathers printing contract opportunities from hundreds of federal, state and local government offices around the country, categorizes the jobs, sorts them according to printer-chosen capabilities, and provides them to printers over its website at www.abcadvisors.com.  The ABC site also gives printers access to available bid results, data, reports and other information relating to government printing contracts including ABC's exclusive print order reports that offer an in-depth view of GPO annual contracts and Simplified Purchase Agreements. In addition, ABC provides both basic and advanced training to help printers win and produce government contracts. The discount will be available to PIA members through its affiliates located throughout the country, or directly through ABC. "We already have a significant number of members who are participating in the federal print market through the GPO," said PIA CEO, Michael Makin. "This discount will offer them a significant member benefit. In addition, as the commercial market continues to tighten, we expect more of our members to look to federal and state government printing opportunities to fill open time - and this discount arrangement will facilitate their entry into that market," he added.  For many members involved in the government market, the savings this new PIA member benefit offers will equal or exceed their PIA membership dues.  PIA members interested in the program can contact their local affiliate, or ABC Advisors at (800) 288-8250 or [email protected]