Unisource Establishes Technology Packaging Group to Offer Innovated High-Tech Applications

New Enterprise Provides Customers with One Source for Their Global

Packaging Needs

Sep 25, 2007, 01:00 ET from Unisource Worldwide, Inc.

    NORCROSS, Ga., Sept. 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Unisource Worldwide, Inc., one
 of the leading distributors of paper, packaging and facility supplies in
 North America, is expanding its packaging business to provide global supply
 chain support for manufacturers of high-technology products.
     The company's new Technology Packaging Group will design innovative
 precision packaging technologies that meet factory requirements while, at
 the same time, optimizing supply chain costs, according to Troy Swope,
 Director of the new group. The group's initial focus will be to market its
 services to technical assembly and semiconductor manufacturing operations,
 and to the medical instrumentation, pharmaceutical and aerospace
     "The advantage we offer customers is that we have the knowledge and
 experience to address every facet of technology packaging design and
 sourcing, with the added benefit of ensuring environmental sustainability,"
 Swope said. "Our services will include design, testing, qualification,
 transportation monitoring and quality management," he added.
     The Technology Packaging Group, part of Unisource's Packaging strategic
 business unit, is staffed by former Silicon Valley engineers who
 specialized in packaging design for wafer fabrication, component assembly
 and global logistics optimization. The group will operate a
 state-of-the-art Design and Testing Lab based in Phoenix, AZ.
     "This new enterprise underscores Unisource's expanding commitment to
 assist customers in design for supply chain optimization and transport
 logistics," said Gary Miller, Vice President of the new group. "The
 advanced engineering competence of our team, combined with their
 understanding of global sourcing and logistics, offers customers a single
 point of contact for their global packaging needs."
     Unisource's new Technology Packaging Group will also benefit from
 sourcing relationships the team has established throughout Asia.
     "The group's on-the-ground resources in Asia mean that customers can
 take immediate advantage of sourcing relationships established by more than
 a decade of experience in Silicon Valley," said Swope. "This includes the
 sourcing and quality management of packaging applications, from precision
 plastics packaging to corrugated containers, and final preparation of
 packaging for transportation."
     The nucleus of Unisource's Technology Packaging Group was previously
 responsible for the innovation of multiple packaging technologies that
 saved $300 million in freight and material costs, according to Miller. The
 team was also recognized by the Global Plastics Environmental Council for
 developing an emerging technology in wafer transport design in 2004.
     About Unisource Worldwide, Inc.
     Unisource Worldwide, Inc., (www.unisourcelink.com) is a leading
 independent marketer and distributor of commercial printing and business
 imaging papers, packaging systems and facility supplies and equipment in
 North America. Headquartered in Norcross, Ga., Unisource is one of the
 largest private companies in the United States and offers the most
 comprehensive suite of products and services in the industry. With
 approximately 6,500 team members - including approximately 2,600 sales,
 customer service and technical support specialists; 100 distribution
 centers, and a fleet of approximately 1,300 vehicles - Unisource can
 deliver what your business needs when and where you want it - locally,
 regionally and nationally.

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