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  • celicatoyota celicatoyota Jan 15, 2004 9:40 PM Flag

    CMGI Expanding its business operations

    SalesLink Opens New Supply Chain Management Facility in Indianapolis
    Business Wire - January 15, 2004 08:38

    INDIANAPOLIS, Jan 15, 2004 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Another 21st Century Logistics Industry has found a home in Central Indiana, Lt. Gov. Kathy Davis said today.

    SalesLink Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of CMGI Inc. (Nasdaq: CMGI), today announced that its supply chain management (SCM) business has opened a new operating facility in Indianapolis. At the new facility, SalesLink will provide a range of supply chain management services to its customers, while maintaining a sophisticated IT environment. The project is expected to create 29 new jobs by 2006.

    "The state of Indiana is proud to welcome SalesLink Corporation to Indianapolis," said Davis, who leads the state's economic development efforts as director of the Indiana Department of Commerce. "We are pleased to help SalesLink open its new facility in our state and bring an expected 29 new jobs to Indianapolis over the next two years. I remain encouraged by our partnership because it promotes our state's cooperation with local economic developers."

    "Our new location in Indianapolis is strategically situated to enable us to serve our customers better," said Bryce C. Boothby Jr., president of SalesLink's SCM business. "We are excited to be in Indianapolis and look forward to expanding this location and adding new services and capabilities as our client base grows and diversifies."

    SalesLink's experienced customer management team at the Indianapolis facility will handle the procurement of materials, inventory management, product receiving, assembly, packing and shipping. The facility opened in November 2003.

    "The City and State have been targeting 21st Century logistics businesses, and it's exciting that one of these businesses has chosen Indianapolis for its new operating facility," Indianapolis Mayor Bart Peterson said.

    To ensure the company's location in Indianapolis, the Indiana Department of Commerce and the city of Indianapolis worked together to offer an aggressive incentive package. Commerce is awarding the company funding from its Skills Enhancement Fund and from its Technology Enhancement Certification for Hoosiers Fund, as well as infrastructure assistance through the Industrial Development Grant Fund. Commerce also is offering support through the Hoosier Business Investment tax credit program. In addition, the city of Indianapolis is assisting the company with a five-year tax abatement.

    "We are very excited that SalesLink has selected to grow their business in Indianapolis," said Jeb Conrad, executive director for Indianapolis Economic Development with The Indy Partnership. "This is an excellent example of how a key company, state and local leadership, and economic development officials can come together to create jobs and encourage capital investment in our city."

    With 15 locations in seven countries, SalesLink's SCM business provides innovative supply chain services and manufacturing support to electronics OEMs and contract manufacturers around the world. The company plans and executes complex solutions with extraordinary precision on a global scale by combining leading-edge technology with a carefully recruited, highly motivated workforce.

    Through its unique approach and expertise, SalesLink offers its customers services designed to increase efficiency, decrease costs and improve profits. The company offers a broad range of forward supply chain management and reverse logistics services, including global sourcing, inventory management, forecast optimization and demand planning, returns and exchange management.

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