JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Jan. 10, 2013 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Interline Brands Inc. ("Interline"), a leading distributor and direct marketer of broad-line maintenance, repair, and operations ("MRO") products, announced it has been awarded a multi-year contract to supply cleaning products and equipment to participants of the U.S. Communities Government Purchasing Alliance ("U.S. Communities"). Beginning today, over 90,000 state and local agencies, schools, and nonprofit organizations will have access to Interline's cleaning products, equipment, and services through U.S. Communities' new online marketplace.
"We're excited to offer U.S. Communities' participating agencies access to a wide selection of high-quality cleaning products, equipment, and services," said Ken Sweder, Interline's President and Chief Operating Officer. "Our strength in distribution, combined with our industry expertise and customer service, will enable all participants the ability to consolidate purchases, reduce expenditures, and save time by not having to manage multiple suppliers."
Participating agencies in California, Arizona, and Nevada will be supplied by Interline's CleanSource brand, while agencies in all other states and the District of Columbia will be served by Interline's AmSan brand.
"U.S. Communities is pleased to offer a complete solution for cleaning supplies, equipment, and services through this contract. The contract will deliver professional service, products, training, equipment repair, and programs of cleaning supplies to participating public agencies nationwide," said Chris Robb, national operations manager of U.S. Communities.
The Fresno Unified School District served as the lead public agency. The three year contract, that includes two one-year renewal options, was awarded to Interline after the careful evaluation of proposals from competing suppliers.
Interline is a leading distributor and direct marketer with headquarters in Jacksonville, Florida. Interline provides broad-line maintenance, repair, and operations products to a diversified base of facilities maintenance professionals, professional contractors, and specialty distributors. For more information on Interline, visit www.interlinebrands.com.
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U.S. Communities is the leading national government purchasing cooperative that provides world-class procurement resources and solutions to local and state government agencies, school districts, higher education institutions, and nonprofit organizations. For more information on U.S. Communities, visit www.uscommunities.org.
CONTACT: Lev Cela PHONE: 904-421-1441Source:Interline Brands, Inc.