Industry Intelligence announces entry into plastics packaging market with business-specific information management solutions

LOS ANGELES , February 24, 2009 (press release) – Industry Intelligence Inc. today announced its entry into the plastics packaging market with a series of business intelligence products. The new service is designed to give users a wider-horizon view of industry and economic information from all angles and perspectives and show how current economic conditions have affected and will affect their businesses, clients, and competitors.

The move into this new vertical segment will provide the third-largest manufacturing industry in the United States with a first-of-its-kind business-specific information management solution. Solutions provided by Industry Intelligence are designed to help companies improve their ability to attain strategic business goals.

Specifically, Industry Intelligence will provide complete coverage of the entire plastics industry’s supply chain, from upstream sectors, such as oil and gas and resins and chemicals, to downstream segments, such as packaging, and to market and consumer trends.

Over the past six months, Industry intelligence has invested heavily in broadening its innovation and proprietary technology. It developed more value-added content and expanded its client base by entering new markets. It listened to a wider range of clients’ needs and challenges in anticipation of sharing best practices.

“We quickly realized that, our clients needed clarity of information -- a clearer, wider view of the economic and industry landscapes -- to minimize the element of surprise,” said Rami Ghandour, CEO of Industry Intelligence.

“We also recognized that although our clients used our information services successfully for the last 10 years, they needed something different and better in today’s drastically changed landscape,” added Ghandour.

The company will introduce its new flagship service, InformPlatform, at key plastics packaging shows and conferences and strategically deploy an integral part of this new service, the industry intel Crisis Navigator, to targeted senior management users.

As part of its rollout into the plastics vertical, Industry Intelligence will also introduce its Stock Index of Plastics Packaging: Consumer, a real-time index that tracks the financial pulse of the nine largest stocks in the consumer plastics packaging products market sector.

The Stock Index of Plastics Packaging: Consumer is a comprehensive index containing the stocks of all publicly held plastic packaging companies headquartered in the United States that trade on the New York Stock Exchange, including forestry, packaging, paper and metal companies. The index is calculated using a market capitalization approach similar to the S&P 500.

The core competencies of Industry Intelligence and its sister company, Forestweb, are focused on such diverse vertical industries as wood products, pulp and paper, packaging, timberlands, builders and developers and agribusiness. They offer a variety of real-time stock indices to registered subscribers, including its U.S. Forest Products Stock Index and its Stock Index of U.S. Builders & Developers.

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