OfficeMax Receives Prestigious 'Supplier of the Year' Award From Corporate United

Jun 15, 2010, 15:20 ET from OfficeMax Incorporated

NAPERVILLE, Ill., June 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- OfficeMax® Incorporated (NYSE: OMX), a leader in office products and services, today announced that Corporate United, the nation's largest group purchasing organization, has selected OfficeMax as the 2010 recipient of the Corporate United Supplier of the Year Award. OfficeMax earned the award based on receiving the highest marks from Corporate United's annual vendor survey conducted with its member companies who are asked to rate suppliers on account management, pricing, level of quality, breadth of offerings and overall satisfaction.

"It is a tremendous honor for OfficeMax to be recognized by Corporate United as Supplier of the Year," said Jim Durkin, executive vice president, North America sales for OfficeMax.  "Corporate United is a world class organization with a business membership that is second to none. We commend Corporate United for embracing our partnership as more than just a purchase point for office supplies, and for regarding OfficeMax as an innovative solutions provider that is dedicated to bring efficiency and value to its member companies."

OfficeMax received the award in May during Corporate United's ninth annual SYNERGY spend management conference held in Chicago. OfficeMax has been a partner of Corporate United since 2000.

This is OfficeMax's second Supplier of the Year award to-date in 2010. In January, OfficeMax received The Boeing Company's the Supplier of the Year Award in the non production category, which is the company's premier supplier honor. Winning was based on stringent performance criteria for quality, delivery performance, cost, environmental initiatives, customer service and technical expertise.

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OfficeMax Incorporated (NYSE: OMX) is a leader in both business-to- business office products solutions and retail office products. The OfficeMax mission is simple. We help our customers do their best work. The company provides office supplies and paper, in-store print and document services through OfficeMax ImPress®, technology products and solutions, and furniture to consumers and to large, medium and small businesses. OfficeMax customers are served by approximately 31,000 associates through direct sales, catalogs, e-commerce and approximately 1,000 stores. To find the nearest OfficeMax, call 1-877-OFFICEMAX. For more information, visit

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