Xerox Named Exclusive Provider of Document Services for Minneapolis-Saint Paul 2008 Host Committee
Republicans Join Democrats in Selecting Long-time Partner Xerox to Manage Convention Print Shops
MINNEAPOLIS-SAINT PAUL, Minn.- The Minneapolis-Saint Paul 2008 Convention Host Committee, which is hosting the 2008 Republican National Convention, has selected Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) as its exclusive provider of document services.
Xerox will be responsible for all print shop operations at the Xcel Energy Center for the Republican National Convention.
“We are pleased to be working with Xerox, which has an excellent reputation for quality printers and stellar customer service,” said Jeff Larson, CEO of the Minneapolis-Saint Paul 2008 Host Committee.
The committee and Xerox will also work together to implement an environmentally friendly document services program. As part of this year’s initiative, convention staff will not only print fewer documents, but also use recycled paper and recycle all toner bottles and cartridges.
“With information flowing fast at the convention, Xerox is the one partner that makes it easier to share what’s happening, when it’s happening, in an efficient way,” said Doug Lord, president of Xerox’s United States Solutions Group. “Our technology and services literally document the buzz on the convention floor.”
In addition, Let’s Say Thanks® - a Xerox-sponsored program aimed at saying “thank you” to U.S. troops serving overseas - will hold card drives to let attendees send messages of support to America’s servicemen and women. Thousands of postcards designed by children from across the country will be printed on a Xerox iGen3™ Digital Production Press, signed by hand, and then shipped overseas.
The 2008 Republican National Convention will be held Sept. 1-4 at the Xcel Energy Center in Saint Paul, Minn. More than 45,000 individuals, including 15,000 media, are expected to attend the convention. Xerox has had a role in supporting both the Republican and Democratic conventions with services, equipment and supplies since 1988.
About The Minneapolis-Saint Paul 2008 Host Committee
The Minneapolis-Saint Paul 2008 Host Committee is a non-partisan, 501c3 nonprofit charged with promoting the commerce, image and prestige of Minneapolis-Saint Paul and the entire region in preparation for the 2008 Republican National Convention. The Host Committee is made up of community leaders who are committed to educating people and businesses to come to Minnesota to work, live, play, visit and invest. For more information, visit www.msp2008.com.
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