Rand A Technology Corporation

Rand A Technology Corporation

January 05, 2005 14:48 ET

RAND Worldwide Earns Recognition as a John Deere 'Partner-level Supplier'


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JANUARY 5, 2005 - 14:48 ET

RAND Worldwide Earns Recognition as a John Deere
'Partner-level Supplier'

MISSISSAUGA, ONTARIO--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 5, 2005) - Rand A Technology
Corporation (TSX:RND), operating as RAND Worldwide ("the Company"), has
earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2004 in the John
Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere &
Company's highest supplier rating. The Mississauga, Ontario-based
company was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to
providing products and services of outstanding quality as well as its
commitment to continuous improvement.

RAND Worldwide supplies customized engineering training services,
including eLearning, to John Deere's operations at several sites across
North America and Europe.

Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are
evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including
quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength,
which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management
created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and
feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.

"It is an honor to provide our productivity enhancing services to Deere
& Company and it is a privilege to work with their great learning
organization. Every year we challenge ourselves to innovate our
offerings to deliver superior solutions. We are grateful to have
received this highest supplier rating, for our third consecutive year,"
said Joe Oswald, Executive Vice President, RAND Worldwide.

About RAND Worldwide

RAND Worldwide is one of the world's leading providers of professional
services and technology to companies looking to improve their
competitiveness and profitability by enhancing key aspects of their
Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) capabilities, including product
planning, product development, and product management. As the only
global, technology independent systems integrator in the world, RAND
Worldwide currently employs approximately 450 people in over 70 sales
and client service centers in 17 countries. The Company's corporate head
office in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada can be reached at 905-625-2000 or
through the Internet at www.rand.com.

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Contact Information

  • FOR FURTHER INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT:
    Rand A Technology Corporation
    Derryl Peacock
    Director, Education Sales
    905-625-2000
    905-625-3378 (FAX)