Thursday, June 14, 2007

Interstate Resources Inc. Named 2006 Vendor of the Year

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Weber Display and Packaging recognizes IRI's outstanding customer service and sales.

Interstate Resources, Inc. (IRI) was named 2006 Vendor of the Year by Weber Display and Packaging, a manufacturer of corrugated boxes and displays based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The award acknowledges IRI’s outstanding performance in customer service and sales.

Since 2003, IRI has supplied Weber with corrugated raw materials from two paper mills within the manufacturing group. Each month,
Interstate Paper LLC in Riceboro, Georgia, supplies 1,000 tons of kraft liner, while United Corrstack LLC in Reading, Pennsylvania, provides 400 tons of corrugating medium.

Weber’s chairman, Jim Doherty, Sr. presented the award to Joe Oswald, IRI Northeast Regional Mill Sales Manager, on behalf of Interstate Resources Inc. Doherty explained,

"IRI is independent like we are... They have a culture that is alive and resonates with each employee as they exhibit their ‘can-do’ attitude. Their exemplary quality and customer service are refreshing. They exhibit a rare display of market sensitivity, flexibility and a willingness to solve any challenges…They exceed our expectations on a regular basis.”

L-R: Jim Doherty Jr., Weber General Manager
Joe Oswald, IRI Northeast Regional Sales Manager
Jim Doherty Sr., Weber President

Oswald confirmed that the award reflects the synergy IRI shares with this customer. In an e-mail to IRI support personnel who supply Weber, he wrote,

“Each mill team and each IRI staff member should know the value of their individual contributions. We obviously have seen a significant increase in volume, but we earned something that has unlimited value: respect.”

Interstate Resources Inc. is a member of INDEVCO Group, an international manufacturing group.

Company Background

Headquartered in Arlington, Virginia, Interstate Resources, Inc. has manufacturing facilities in Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. The group employs over 900 people. IRI has a capacity of 320,000 tons of linerboard and 160,000 tons of medium per year. The corrugated converting and packaging operations have a total annual capacity of 3.4 billion square feet.


Interstate Resources, Inc.
1800 North Kent Street, Suite 1200
Arlington, VA 22209 - 2145

Tel: (703) 243-3355
Fax: (703) 243-4681

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