Brown Printing Awarded $90 Million Contract by Army & Air Force Exchange Service

WASECA, MN—February 24, 2009—Brown Printing Co. announced today that it has been awarded a multi-year contract in excess of $90 million to produce the Army & Air Force Exchange Service catalog and circular programs. This agreement significantly augments the relationship between Army & Air Force Exchange Service and Brown.

AAFES is a multi-channel retailer that offers products to authorized customers via catalog, retail stores and online. The program includes catalogs as well as a weekly circular offering 30,000 items to its customer base.

“For the past 18 years we have consistently delivered superior service to the Army & Air Force Exchange,” said Volker Petersen, President and CEO of Brown Printing. “AAFES was impressed with Brown’s environmental strides, manufacturing efficiencies and innovative mail solutions, in total, saving AAFES nearly $2 million annually.” Petersen continues, “We are pleased that our relationship has developed and look forward to providing further innovative and cost saving strategies.”

Army & Air Force Exchange Service has been providing support to the Armed Forces for more than 100 years and has been printing with Brown since 1991.

About Army & Air Force Exchange Service
Army & Air Force Exchange Service is a joint military activity providing quality merchandise and services to active duty, guard and reserve members, military retirees and their families at competitively low prices. AAFES returns earnings to the Army and Air Force to improve troops’ quality of life and to provide a dividend to support MWR programs.

For more information, please visit Army & Air Force Exchange Service’s web site at

About Brown Printing
Brown Printing Co. proudly serves America’s premier magazine publishers and catalogers with premedia, printing, distribution and value-added services. Founded in 1957, Brown is a proven industry leader printing more than 1000 titles for over 450 clients.

A Bertelsmann/Gruner + Jahr owned company, Brown’s proven stability, world class quality, state of the art technology and superior customer service make Brown Printing the right partner for your printing needs.

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