(Louisville, KY) FKI Logistex® (www.fkilogistex.com), a global leader in integrated material handling solutions, announces that its recent $24.7-million contract with the United States Postal Service (USPS) was one of the largest material handling contracts awarded by the USPS last year and has been cited as the 14th largest contract of any kind granted by the USPS in FY 2004.* The award covers the design and implementation of a bulk- and tray-mail sorting and distribution system and an airline receiving concourse operation at the JFK International Service Center in Queens, New York.

The new sorting and distribution system is one of the largest single-site material handling projects that the USPS has implemented in recent years and is part of an extensive operational upgrade at the JFK center. To allow the center to continue to operate during the installation, the FKI Logistex project will be implemented in phases.

“The USPS utilizes a very rigorous and demanding purchasing process. FKI Logistex is honored to be one of the United States Postal Service’s top suppliers for FY 2004,” says John Kelly, president, FKI Logistex Airport, Post and Parcel North America.

“This contract follows our long history of successful implementations for the USPS and for postal processing facilities around the world. The project further illustrates the successful integration of airport and postal material handling technologies by FKI Logistex.”

“The USPS has a forward-looking strategy and demonstrated ability to pursue new technology projects in partnership with its vendor partners that fits extremely well with our business model,” adds Kelly. “FKI Logistex appreciates the confidence in our company that this USPS contract award demonstrates.”

For sales and marketing information, contact Tom Pinkin, marketing manager, FKI Logistex Airport, Post and Parcel North America, by phone at (240) 629-1413 or by e-mail at tom.pinkin@fkilogistex.com. For media information, please contact Melissa Farmer, account executive, Koroberi, Inc. (www.koroberi.com), by phone at (919) 960-9794 ext. 16 or by e-mail at melissa@koroberi.com.

*Cited in a list compiled by Wickwire Gavin, P.C. (www.wickwire.com).

About FKI Logistex North America FKI Logistex® North America (www.fkilogistex.com) is a leading provider of automated material handling solutions, supplying its customers with an integrated set of leading-edge technologies in high-speed sortation, conveyor systems, carousels, palletizing, paperless pick products, AS/RS, controls, order processing software, RFID implementation, warehouse control systems, and total materials handling automation.

FKI Logistex Airport, Post and Parcel integrates high-speed sortation and conveying systems to meet the high-throughput needs of postal and parcel customers, and provides advanced baggage handling, security, and RFID track-and-tracing for airports of all sizes. FKI Logistex Manufacturing Systems builds automated material handling systems using state-of-the-art technology for storing, picking, ID solutions, palletizing, kitting, packing and shipping that enable manufacturers to process more orders per day at a lower cost. FKI Logistex Warehouse and Distribution designs high-accuracy, high-speed, high-reliability material handling, sortation, and order fulfillment solutions for warehouses and distribution centers that shrink the supply chain and maximize material handling ROI.

With projects that include many of the world’s most advanced material handling operations, FKI Logistex is home to the industry’s most successful and recognized brands, including Alvey palletizers, Buschman conveyors, Cleco cranes and AS/RS solutions, Crisplant sorters and baggage handling applications, IoSystems supervisory and automated control systems, Mathews conveyors, Real Time Solutions order fulfillment and picking solutions, and White carousels and automated storage solutions. For more information on FKI Logistex, click here to visit the FKI Logistex media center. For sales information, contact FKI Logistex by phone at (877) 935-4564 or by e-mail at info@fkilogistex.com.

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