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BOWE BELL + HOWELL Signs Exclusive Distribution Agreement with Miami Systems Corporation
Feb 12, 2010 (03:02 PM EST)

Business Forms Manufacturer to Supply "Invelope" Materials for the BBH(R) MAILStream Inveloper(TM)

WHEELING, Ill., Feb. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- BOWE BELL + HOWELL, a leading provider of document management solutions and services, today announced an exclusive distribution agreement with Miami Systems Corporation. Miami Systems will now supply BBH customers with "invelope" materials for the BBH® MAILStream Inveloper™ a revolutionary eco-friendly system that wraps, seals and addresses customer messages while dramatically reducing paper cost and usage by as much as 40 percent. The relationship provides customers with a reliable, consistent and cost-effective source of inveloping materials.

"BOWE BELL + HOWELL's customer-focused approach now extends to supply chain management that is part of a true end-to-end solution for all BBH MAILStream Inveloper customers," said Mark Van Gorp, BBH vice president of business development. "Our relationship with Miami Systems leverages their ISO 9001:2000 production capabilities and nationwide distribution network, and provides our customers with assurance of receiving the same high-quality products and service that they expect from BBH."

"Our agreement with BBH will help mailers quickly realize the cost, productivity and environmental benefits of this exciting new solution," said Ralph Meyer, senior vice president of sales, Miami Systems. "We're proud to partner with a company like BBH that is using their expertise to drive new innovation."

The BBH MAILStream Inveloper uses roll-fed material to create a universal mailpiece that replaces the traditional elements in a statement or invoice: the envelope, statement, promotional inserts and remittance.

By integrating the statement and outside envelope, production mailers can greatly reduce the waste associated with shipping, storing and handling these materials. The BBH MAILStream Inveloper supports transpromotional messaging and is capable of processing up to 30,000 mailpieces per hour.

With 21 offices and 12 warehouses nationwide, Miami Systems is the largest privately held business forms manufacturer in North America.

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Headquartered in Wheeling, Ill., BOWE BELL + HOWELL is a leading provider of high-performance document management solutions and services. The company pioneered gripper arm mail-inserting systems in 1938, and has one of the world's largest installed bases of such inserters as a result of the technology's flexibility, performance and reliability. The company's complete portfolio of inserting, sorting, plastic card, integrity, cutting, packaging, print-on-demand and software solutions is the most comprehensive product offering for paper-based and digital mail communications. These solutions are supported by one of the largest dedicated service organizations in the industry. For further information on BOWE BELL + HOWELL, please visit

About Miami Systems Corporation

Miami Systems Corporation has been in business since 1927 and is now the largest privately held business forms manufacturer in North America. The company is widely known as a specialized quality manufacturer of high-speed laser documents, known as LaserSelect®, and other transactional paper-based documents. Miami Systems' modern facilities operate 24 hours a day, seven days a week to provide customers with a quality on-time product. For more information, visit