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Forestweb NPTA Strategic Partnership to Reach Secondary Manufacturing Market Sector in 2008

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LOS ANGELES, September 7, 2007 (press release) – Forestweb, the leading independent provider of intelligence for the forest products industry, and the NPTA Alliance announced today the creation of their strategic partnership. As part of this partnership, Forestweb will create a customized intelligence service with high quality content to meet the business requirements of NPTA's secondary manufacturing sector.


Rami Ghandour, CEO of Forestweb said, "This is a tremendous opportunity for both Forestweb and NPTA. This strategic relationship takes advantage of the natural synergy that exists between our two organizations. We look forward to developing an information service tailored specifically to the business needs of NPTA's middle market membership."

According to Bill Frohlich, President of the NPTA, "Our goal is to use this partnership with Forestweb to better serve our current members with industry specific information and reach out to new members in this market. We view this partnership as the foundation for many more endeavors."

To reach the distributor and secondary manufacturing sector, Forestweb will sponsor the Opening Reception at the annual NPTA Alliance Convention at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Chicago, September 25-28, 2007. The Opening Reception, a free event to registered participants, is designed to provide attendees with a valuable networking opportunity.

The 2007 NPTA Convention is one of the leading industry events and is vital to paper distribution businesses. This much anticipated Convention provides suppliers the opportunity to reach out and connect with industry merchants through targeted suite meetings. NPTA's strategic networking events and focused suite environment provide all attendees with the tools to perform more efficiently. The Convention offers unprecedented take-away value that companies demand in today's challenging market.

About Forestweb:

Forestweb, an information and technology company, is an independent provider of value-added intelligence critical to decision makers in the forest product sectors-pulp, paper, packaging, recycling, forestry, logs, chips, timber lumber and panels. Forestweb's easily accessible online services, manage and deliver market intelligence, historical data, and competitive profiling. Forestweb offers a suite of fully integrated Industry Intelligence (ii) Solutions, iiHub, iiReport, iiFeed, iiPublisher.

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About the NPTA Alliance:

The NPTA Alliance, founded in 1903 as the National Paper Trade Association, inc., is the association for the $50+ billion paper, packaging, and supplies distribution industry. NPTA's mission is to actively support the success of its members through the delivery of networking, advocacy, education, and research that focuses on the health of the distribution channel.

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