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IWCO Direct Recognized as One of Twin Cities' Fastest Growing Private Companies

Press release from the issuing company

Chanhassen, MN (October 28, 2005) — IWCO Direct, a leading national provider of integrated direct mail solutions, was chosen as one of the Twin Cities’ fastest growing private companies by the Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal’s “Growth 50” project.  The study ranked Twin Cities-based private companies with the highest revenue growth over the past three years.  IWCO Direct’s revenue rose 66.5 percent from 2002 through 2004, increasing from $91.7 million to $152.7 million during that span.  In 2005 IWCO Direct anticipates revenues to exceed $200 million.   The company’s growth reflects its ability to differentiate itself in the marketplace by offering integrated direct mail services that provide its customers increased postage savings, speed to market, and response rates.  IWCO Direct serves many of North America’s largest direct mailers.  The company also expanded its production capacity and geographic presence with a July 2005 acquisition of Fala Direct Marketing, Inc. based in Melville, NY.   “It’s an honor to be recognized as one of the fastest growing privatecompanies in the Twin Cities,” said Jim Andersen, IWCO Direct President and CEO. “This phenomenal growth underscores the trust and dedication of our customers and employees, who have made IWCO Direct a leader in our industry.”   IWCO Direct (www.iwco.com) has served the direct marketing needs of North American companies for more than 35 years.  With production facilities in New York and Minnesota, IWCO Direct is one of the nation’s fastest growing providers of direct marketing solutions. IWCO Direct provides direct marketing like no one else by seamlessly supplying all direct mail production services – print, envelope, plastic, mailing, fulfillment, and data services – in an integrated “total package” supply chain solution. IWCO Direct pioneered commingling and continues to provide its customers with dramatic postage savings and faster time to market through its proprietary IWCO P.O.S.T. (Postal Optimization Strategy and Technologies) and RideShare commingling and logistics management programs.