Brown Printing Company adds Fairrington's co-mail capabilities to distribution network to better meet consumer needs

WASECA, Minnesota , June 20, 2012 (press release) – Brown Printing Company today announced they have strengthened their distribution offerings by adding Fairrington’s co-mail capabilities to their distribution network. Brown will continue its long standing relationships with Print and Mailing Solutions (PAMS) and Clark Distribution Systems for comprehensive and efficient mail and newsstand consolidation.

Fairrington and PAMS are full-service, single-source, mailing logistics providers while Clark Distribution Systems is a full service, single-source, freight forwarder and consolidator that is the largest distributor of newsstand publications and mass-market books in North America.

"The expanded services only add to our current robust capabilities." said Mike Amundson, Executive Vice President, Catalog and CFO of Brown Printing Company. "As demand for our co-mail capabilities has increased from our customers, we are implementing new and innovative ways to meet those needs."

About Fairrington

Founded in 1981, Fairrington has grown to become the leader in providing innovative logistics and distribution solutions to the publishing industry and the direct marketing divisions of the advertising, retail, banking, healthcare, telecommunications and insurance industries. In addition to its 600,000 square feet of warehousing space, Fairrington offers a wide range of mail service solutions that includes consolidation, co-pal, co-mail and a full range of transportation solutions focused on timely delivery and impactful response rates. Fairrington is headquartered in Bolingbrook, a suburb just west of Chicago, with another facility in Cranbury, NJ.

About Print and Mailing Solutions

Print & Mailing Solutions (PAMS) is the largest independent co-mailer having processed over one billion pieces to date. PAMS continue to focus on being an extension to the print/media industry by also including co-pal and poly bag processing. PAMS equipment is housed in a 500,000sf facility centrally located in Romeoville, IL. All of PAMS data processing meets USPS Data Quality standards as well as all labeling meets USPS IMB standards. PAMS chooses ALG Direct for all of their destination entry services.

About Clark Distribution Systems

Over its 30-year history, The Clark Group, Inc. has built a position as the leading independent third party logistics provider of value-added distribution, transportation management, and international air and ocean freight forwarding services to the print media and other highly service sensitive industries. Clark’s three unique and complimentary business units, Clark Distribution Systems (CDS), Highway Distribution Systems (HDS) and Clark Worldwide Transportation (CWT), provide customers with a single source supply chain solution. The company operates a network of 8 distribution centers strategically located across the United States to provide consolidation efficiencies and time-critical domestic transportation services to all regions of the country and internationally. Additionally, Clark offers its customers supply chain export and import services to more than 65 countries worldwide and has developed strategic alliances with numerous international agents throughout the world specializing in print media logistics.

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