SOURCE: Flanders Corporation

June 24, 2008 09:34 ET

Flanders Corporation Announces Agreement to Purchase Business Software

ST. PETERSBURG, FL--(Marketwire - June 24, 2008) - Flanders Corporation (NASDAQ: FLDR) announces the recent agreement with the software firm Infor to purchase and install the latest version of ERP/LX. This Enterprise Resource Planning business software will provide a unified IT strategy starting with the database system and includes major applications that allow the engineer-to-order and repetitive manufacturing operations to merge to one IT platform. The structure of the database and system, selected as part of the IT strategy, will create a seamless link between all points of production, distribution, purchasing and service.

ERP/LX will allow integration with a recently purchased 3D modeling application. This will enable engineering to automate the design and validation process while reducing engineering lead times and increasing engineering capacity. It will also provide us with a competitive edge by enabling us to supply value added solutions to engineering and consulting firms by providing them with 3D models of the products they purchase.

Flanders has also agreed to purchase two new IBM I-series Model 550s. One will be located at the corporate support center in St. Petersburg, Florida. The second will be installed in the corporate office in Washington, North Carolina as part of a disaster recovery plan. The IBM I-series is a cost-effective business system that offers stability for around the clock operations, flexibility in operating environments, and is a scalable, reliable and efficient server consolidation platform.

Karen Jones, Flanders CIO, states, "We feel we have put the best team together, with Infor as a partner, to assure a successful, aggressive implementation plan. Infor offers the business expertise, scale and IT resources required for this project. Flanders' management has made a commitment to give its operations a solid infrastructure with the innovative tools to evolve as its customers' requirements change."

For further information on Flanders and its products, visit its web site at or contact Harry Smith at (252) 946-8081.

Contact Information

  • Contact:
    Harry Smith
    Chief Operating Officer
    Flanders Corporation
    (252) 946-8081