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Forestweb celebrates 10-year anniversary of providing information solutions, customer service

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LOS ANGELES, November 18, 2009 (press release) – Forestweb, the leading market intelligence provider for the forest products industry, today celebrates the 10-year anniversary of its founding, and, with it, 10 years of customer success.

A decade ago, Forestweb was founded with the goal of creating an information environment that provides users exactly what they want, how they want it, when they want it and where they want it. Today, the company’s information management model has enabled new levels of decision-making success for thousands of licensed users at more than 600 companies served around the world.

From its roots as a Los Angeles, Calif., entrepreneurial company, Forestweb has grown to become an industry leader, delivering a vast array of products and services used by companies in the market sectors of timberlands, pulp and paper, and wood products.

“Forestweb has brought a new wave of thinking about gathering and managing information to the market intelligence industry,” said Rami Ghandour, founder and CEO of Forestweb Inc. “We have a real appreciation for the companies in the forest products industry that have helped us develop our mantra of ’You don’t need more information, you need better information.’”

Forestweb’s leadership and drive for innovation continue to set the pace for the forest products industry. Notable milestones over its first decade include:

o 1999 Forestweb founded
o 2001 First information management platform launched
o 2002 100 corporate clients
o 2003 Patent submitted for connect-the-dots technology
o 2004 New products launched – iiFeed and iiPublisher
o 2005 Surpassed 300 client companies served
o 2006 Economic and financial data integrated into iiSolution suite
o 2007 Sister company Industry intelligence Inc. established
o 2007 Patent approved
o 2007 Builders and Developers vertical launched
o 2008 [Crisis] Navigator executive toolkit launched
o 2008 Broadens expertise into Packaging: Paper and Plastics
o 2009 [executive] Navigator launched

“The best way to look at this past decade is to recognize our customers, who have created an unprecedented record of success and inspired our subsequent innovations,” added Ghandour. “We look forward to seeing where our customers will lead us in the next decade.”

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