aNETorder Purchases Readers Digest Education Fulfillment Operations

LOUISVILLE, Ky.-- aNETorder/American Mailers, a fulfillment and distribution services provider, is acquiring fulfillment operations from Reader’s Digest. aNETorder selected the Strongsville, Ohio, facility because it has robust systems, technology, modern and scalable operation facilities, a strong labor force, experienced management personnel and superior inventory control procedures.

The 175,000-sq.-ft. warehouse opened in 2006 to provide fulfillment services for divisions o Reader's Digest including World Almanac Education Library Services, Weekly Reader and Gareth Stevens Books. With the acquisition, aNETorder will retain a supply agreement to continue providing fulfillment services for these Reader's Digest business units. The facility is also geared toward the educational publishing market, with the technology and expertise to distribute products efficiently to schools and consumers, which allows aNETorder to expand its scope by partnering with the educational publishing market.

"We are pleased to expand the business relationship with our long-time customer, Reader's Digest," said aNETorder/American Mailers CEO Shane Randall. "This acquisition will increase our capabilities and bandwidth to better service our existing customers as well as enhance our offerings to the educational publishing market."

aNETorder also has facilities in Naperville, Ill. and Louisville, Ky. The
company, founded in 1995, specializes in transaction processing, fulfillment,
logistics, warehousing, returns processing, kitting, pick/pack, invoicing, packaging and direct mail services.

Al Perruzza, SVP Global Operations & Business Redesign at Reader's Digest
Says, "This transaction is in keeping with our strategy to optimize our
infrastructure and move to a variable outsourced partner model for our
warehousing and fulfillment services."

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