Brown Printing Strengthens Its Distribution Offerings

WASECA, MN—June 20, 2012—Brown Printing has strengthened its distribution offerings by adding Fairrington Transportation’s co-mail capabilities to its network. Brown will also 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. “As demand for our co-mail capabilities has increased from our customers, we are implementing new and innovative ways to meet those needs.”

About Brown
Brown Printing proudly serves America’s premier magazine publishers and catalogers with premedia, printing, distribution and Integrated Media Solutions. Founded in 1957, it is a proven industry leader printing more than 900 titles for over 450 customers. A Bertelsmann/Gruner + Jahr owned company, Brown’s proven stability, world class quality, state of the art technology and superior customer service make it the right partner for your printing and media needs.

About Fairrington
Founded in 1981, Fairrington Transportation 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, the company 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 PAMS
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
Over its 30-year history, The Clark Group 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 eight 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.

Source: Brown Printing.

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