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C-Line Expands its Fashion Design Products With New Fashion Circle Series

You can have trendy clothes and trendy shoes - why not trendy Office Supplies. C-Line is pleased to introduce the Fashion Circle Series to our line of Fashion Design Products. The Fashion Circle Series joins our popular Plaid Series that was introduced two years ago. These fashion-forward products allow you to be trendy and stay organized at the same time.

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Alliance Rubber Company To Air Two Minute Business Profile on Fox Business Network

HOT SPRINGS, AR., January 17, 2012, Alliance Rubber Company, a leading global supplier of rubber bands, office and packaging supplies, announced today that they will be featured on "Manufacturing Marvels” January 25, 2012, which airs on The Fox Business Network at 8:35-8:40pm EST. Click here to read the full article.

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- Partnership promotes business development for national brands in Back-to-School and Office Products -

WHITE PLAINS, NY, November 9, 2011…A valuable new relationship between the National Stationery Show® (NSS) and School and Office Products Network (the Network) has been established, the goal of which is to promote growth and opportunity across all business sectors. The partnership aims to build the presence of national brands in the commercial/specialty office and back to school markets in the 2012 NSS, and draw attendance from major retailers in this important business sector, thereby further diversifying the audience to create new business opportunities for both exhibitors and retailers. Read the full press release.

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C-Line Wins Innovation of the Year Award

C-Line Products was the big winner at the 2011 Business Solutions Association (BSA) awards that recently took place in San Antonio, TX. C-Line was awarded the Innovation of the Year award in the General Business category for its Plaid Poly Fashion Line. The Plaid Poly Fashion Line consists of storage and organization products that go one step beyond functionality and combine usage with fashion. The Plaid Fashion Line contains 7 and 13-Pocket Letter Size Expanding Files, a 13-Pocket Coupon Size Expanding File, a Document Case and a Zippered Portfolio.

C-Line Products, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of storage, protection and organization items for the office products and education markets. The company is headquartered in Mount Prospect, IL, and maintains distribution facilities in Sacramento, CA and Mount Prospect, IL. For more information on our Plaid Fashion Line contact Jean Andersen at 1-800-323-6084 x3361 or or visit

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News From Acrimet – Network Member

Continuing its tradition in master football, Acrimet and Ultracom performed two football matches last month. The city of Panama and Romelito Stadium served as the facility for both matches with great success and an event even more consolidated.

Medals and trophies were awarded after the events afterward. More important than winning and losing was the union and friendship created by this fun event.

“Young athletes” masters of both teams enjoyed a weekend in an environment full of happiness, celebrations of goals, and lots of fun on the field with passes, touches, “awesome performances” and fellowship among participants.

Acrimet thanks Ultracom for the attention and good times.

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Battat Recalls Magnetic Sketchboards; Magnetic Pen Tip Poses Choking Hazards

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission and Health Canada, in cooperation with the firm named below, today announced a voluntary recall of the following consumer product. Consumers should stop using recalled products immediately unless otherwise instructed. It is illegal to resell or attempt to resell a recalled consumer product. Read full press release

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Wal-Mart takes its Facebook strategy local

The world’s largest retailer launches the My Local Walmart Facebook application. Wal-Mart Stores Inc. today launched a Facebook application designed to connect consumers with their nearest Wal-Mart stores. The My Walmart application aims to deliver shoppers distinct store-specific information, such as in-store events and promotions, as well as region-specific products for its more than 3,500 stores. Read more

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OfficeMax joins up with Google Wallet

The Google Wallet continues to add merchants to its stable of partners. Today, office supply store OfficeMax Inc. announced it has launched new checkout terminals in more than 100 of its stores that let customers pay with a tap using their Google Wallets as well as redeem coupons and loyalty reward points.

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Read More » Survey Finds New Technology, Furniture High on Employees’ Wish Lists

A survey conducted in anticipation of the Oct. 4 observation of “Improve Your Office Day” finds that new technology and furniture rank high on employees’ wish lists of office improvements. More than half the workers surveyed gave both their office furniture (52 percent) and office decor (51 percent) a “C” grade or lower, while 41 percent gave their office technology a “C” or lower.

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3M Introduces Online Carry Handle Configuration Tool

ST. PAUL, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–3M Industrial Adhesives and Tapes Division will demonstrate its new carry handle configuration tool at the Pack Expo Show in Las Vegas, September 26-28. Stop by 3M booth #C3043 to see how the online tool enables manufacturers and retailers to customize their ScotchPad brand Carry Handles from 3M by adding graphics, text and logos as desired. Read full press release and view a video of the carry handle.

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