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Graphic Packaging Opts For Automated Transportation Network Powered by Shippers Commonwealth
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Charleston, South Carolina, and Marietta, Georgia, USA, 08 August 2007 -- /PRNewswire/ -- Graphic Packaging Corporation (NYSE:GPK), a leading provider of paperboard packaging solutions to the beverage, food, and other consumer products industries, has announced a major transportation improvement program across its large-scale, multi-site shipping network, which will provide significant benefits and competitive advantage to the company and its customers.

For powering this new centralized and automated transportation planning and management network for the company, Graphic Packaging has selected Shippers Commonwealth (ShipComm) as its Transportation Management System (TMS) provider. The new TMS is being deployed on a phased basis for covering Graphic Packaging's U.S. paper mills combined with centralized transportation management of its U.S. carton converting plants, all as directed from central logistics corporate command and control center at the company's Marietta, Georgia, headquarters.

ShipComm was selected to provide its comprehensive TMS program to bring additional advanced capabilities with high ROI to Graphic Packaging, as the new ShipComm TMS replaces current incumbent legacy systems and prior third party logistics programs. Plans call for expansion to inbound and outbound applications to continue support rapid growth of Graphic Packaging and to leverage "economies of scale" for enhanced profitability.

"After a thorough evaluation process, we selected Shippers Commonwealth as our TMS provider based upon their proven program and track record of success in large-scale manufacturing transportation improvement programs, including in our industry," says Robert L. "Bo" Pierce, Corporate Director of Transportation & Logistics for Graphic Packaging, adding that, "together, in partnership with ShipComm, we will lead the industry in providing the most innovative, responsive, and efficient delivery solutions for our customers."

About Shippers Commonwealth

Shippers Commonwealth is the marquee provider of TMS solutions to both the Fortune 1000 and mid-market shippers and receivers, for both inbound and outbound applications. The company prides itself on bringing the most complete TMS solutions on the most affordable basis to shippers of any size, via its expert help team and value-added solutions programs, tailored to client needs. The company is proud of the company it keeps, in serving key clients such as Alcoa, Sonoco, Stage Stores, Ply Gem, UPS/Overnite, Bon-Ton Stores, Boscov's Department Stores, North American Salt, Four Seasons, Energizer, Johns Manville, Jeld-Wen, Metro Canada, and many others. Further information on Shippers Commonwealth is available on the Web at http://www.shipperscommonwealth.com/ or by information request via email to info@shipperscommonwealth.com

About Graphic Packaging

Graphic Packaging Corporation (NYSE:GPK), through its wholly-owned subsidiary, Graphic Packaging International, Inc., is a leading provider of paperboard packaging solutions for a wide variety of products to multinational and other consumer products companies. The company is built on operating philosophies that include commitments to innovation, execution, cost reduction, and asset utilization. More information about Graphic Packaging can be found on its Web Site at http://www.graphicpkg.com/

Source: Graphic Packaging Corporation
Web sites:
http://www.graphicpkg.com/
http://www.shipperscommonwealth.com/


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