xpedx to Start Canadian Operations in August

June 25, 2007 - Paper products distributer xpedx said that it will start operations in Canada this August with a new Canadian national headquarters, a 150,000 square foot distribution center and two new xpedx Paper & Graphics stores serving the Greater Toronto Area and surrounding cities.

Company officials said they expected to open additional facilities across Canada starting in 2008, including a third store in the metro Toronto area. The company also plans to begin marketing and distributing packaging and janitorial-sanitary supplies and equipment in Canada in 2008.

xpedx Canada, Inc. is a newly formed Canadian federal corporation and a subsidiary of International Paper.

The new combined headquarters, distribution center and one of the two xpedx Paper & Graphics stores are located in Brampton, Ontario, northwest of downtown Toronto. xpedx said its second area store, a 10,000-square foot standalone facility, will open in Markham, Ontario. The third xpedx Paper & Graphics store slated for 2008 will locate west of Toronto.

xpedx, a business of International Paper, distributes a wide range of paper and graphics, packaging and janitorial-sanitary supplies and equipment from many manufacturers worldwide to printers and publishers, manufacturers, retailers and many other customers. xpedx is the largest supplier of environmentally responsible printing papers in North America, including third-party certified papers, recycled papers and papers with post-consumer waste content.

SOURCE: International Paper

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