SOURCE: Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA Inc.

Konica Minolta Business Solutions USA Inc.

August 12, 2009 08:00 ET

Konica Minolta, CTWP Put Printing Technology to Work in "100 Percent Green" Office

bizhub MFPs Increase Office Efficiencies and Eliminate Waste at Waco Chamber of Commerce

RAMSEY, NJ and WACO, TX--(Marketwire - August 12, 2009) - Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. (Konica Minolta), a leading provider of advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop, in conjunction with its local dealer CTWP, today announced the tremendous success that the Waco Texas Chamber of Commerce has seen with its recent office upgrade to the bizhub® C353 and bizhub C253 color multifunctional products (MFPs -- print, copy, fax, and scan all in one system), now being used within their all new, 100 percent green office building.

CTWP, a local Konica Minolta dealer partner, was able to improve on its already successful 30-year relationship with the Waco Chamber of Commerce, with the recent installation of two new bizhub MFPs at the Waco Chamber of Commerce's 100 percent green building. The Greater Waco Chamber is an advocate for green business practices and outstanding efforts to promote environmental standards for living, working and playing. By upgrading to the bizhub office systems, the Chamber has been able to leverage the systems' networking features to make it possible for the whole organization to access the machines.

"We have set the green standard as the first Chamber in the United States to reach for the highest level both for ourselves and our members, and we are thrilled that CTWP and Konica Minolta were able to help us increase our green efforts, as well as save us time and money," said Lesly Rascoe, vice president of communications for the Greater Waco Chamber. "We do business with Chamber members only and have never wavered in our commitment to working with CTWP. They have always provided us with the best Konica Minolta products, technology and service and have allowed us to seamlessly upgrade to the bizhub systems, which is saving us considerable time, money and allowing us to be even more green."

CTWP was recently honored at the 2009 Business Awards Banquet for their long-standing community involvement and commitment to enhancing the economic stability of Greater Waco.

100 Percent Green

The Waco Chamber of Commerce's new building was unveiled June 6, 2008, at 101 S. Third St. at Heritage Square. The building is a landmark site in downtown Waco and seeking LEEDTM certification through the U.S. Green Building Council. It is the first in a three-block, $75-million mixed-use development downtown and houses the staff and committees of the Greater Waco Chamber and functions as a marketing center for the region.

"We value our partnership with the Chamber and are thrilled to have been able to upgrade their Konica Minolta technology, saving them precious time and money," said Roxanne Burnett, Sales Representative CTWP. "We were honored to recently have been awarded the 2009 Business Award from the Chamber and look forward to continuing our relationship by providing the Chamber with future Konica Minolta technology upgrades, marketing support and more."

"We are excited to have our award-winning products selected to be an integral part of the Chamber's green initiatives, and appreciate the work of CTWP to bring it all together," said Kevin Kern, Vice President, Marketing, Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A. Inc. "The Chamber is a great example of what's possible when innovative organizations come together to create green solutions, and proves our customers can count on Konica Minolta to assist in meeting their eco-friendly goals."

About Konica Minolta

Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. is a leader in advanced imaging and networking technologies for the desktop to the print shop. For the second consecutive year, Konica Minolta was recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys. For more information, please visit www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com.

About CTWP

CTWP is the only copier company prepared to move in to the new millennium with computer interfaced office products to include copiers, projection units and facsimiles. These advancements will allow an entire office to network together utilizing all equipment to its maximum potential and at the same time cutting operating costs. CTWP is financially sound and is backed by local financial institutions. With more than 100 employees statewide, a major percentage of these employees are long-term employees bringing vast knowledge and experience to this company. Our service representatives are factory trained. Our major selling point is service after the sale. We are committed to a long-term relationship with our customers and our community.

About Waco Chamber of Commerce

The Greater Waco Chamber of Commerce began in 1899 as The Waco Business Men's Club. In 1916, the charter name was officially changed to The Waco Chamber of Commerce. Their charter, No. 8966, was issued by D.H. Head, Secretary of State, on Nov. 29, 1899. A charter amendment, filed on June 23, 1916 and approved by the Secretary of State on June 27, changed the name to Waco Chamber of Commerce. On June 6, 2008, the Greater Waco Chamber opened the first green Chamber building in America. The organization's record of service since its inception reflects the unselfish leadership of many distinguished Wacoans and the efforts of hundreds of its members.

Konica Minolta is a trademark of Konica Minolta Holdings, Inc. bizhub is a registered trademark of Konica Minolta Business Technologies, Inc. All other trademarks mentioned in this document are the property of their respective owners.