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Mohawk Adds Sales Support Throughout the US

Press release from the issuing company

[Cohoes, NY] – With its purchase of the Fine Papers business from International Paper, Mohawk Paper Mills, Inc. announces the expansion of its sales force in key regions across the country. The new sales force is now 16 people stronger, with a combined team of 52 persons representing Mohawk in the US. For a complete list of new hires by region, see the next page. Mohawk has also added to its international sales presence with the hire of Andrew Wilson as International Sales Manager and Cheryl Lavender representing specification sales in Canada. “Each of the new team members was carefully selected. Each has a tremendous amount of experience and knowledge in the paper and graphic arts industries. We are happy to have this newly expanded team on board,” says Richard LaBonge, Senior Vice President, Sales. LaBonge stepped into his new position, overseeing all sales and customer service functions for Mohawk late last year. He sees his newly expanded team as a positive organizational change that will continue to strengthen Mohawk’s position as the largest manufacturer of premium writing, text, cover and digital papers. In a related move, Mohawk also retained four key persons to manage newly acquired Strathmore Artist Papers. For a complete listing of the new hires, see the next page. Mohawk Paper Mills, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of premium printing and imaging papers in the country. Flagship grades include Strathmore, Superfine, Beckett, BriteHue, Via, Mohawk Color Copy and patented Inxwell products, Navajo and Options. Mohawk engineers its papers to provide optimal performance for sheetfed, web and digital printing. Mohawk papers are used in a wide variety of communications including prestigious annual reports, corporate identity systems, high-end brochures, packaging and everyday communication for businesses of all sizes and types. A leader in environmental stewardship, Mohawk is the first large-scale production facility in the U.S. to use non-polluting, wind energy to manufacture paper. Several of Mohawk’s recycled products have been certified by the Forest Stewardship Council [FSC] and Green Seal. For more information, please visit www.mohawkpaper.com or call 1-800 THE MILL.