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ADVISORY/Staples Helps Roxbury Technology Corporation Celebrate Its New Manufacturing Facility
Mayor Thomas Menino, Governor Mitt Romney, Staples Chairman Tom Stemberg and Sovereign Bank CEO John Hamill Join Roxbury Technology President Beth Williams in Ribbon Cutting
WHAT:   Roxbury Technology Corporation celebrates with business and
        political leaders the grand opening of its new facility that
        remanufactures laser toner cartridges in Jamaica Plain, Aug
        12, 9:45 a.m. at 3368 Washington Street. Minority business
        owner Beth Williams will realize, with long-standing support
        from Staples, her late father Archie's vision to build a
        business that creates new jobs and economic opportunity for a
        community often overlooked for business development.

        Roxbury Technology is Staples' preferred minority- and
        women-owned business enterprise (MWBE) toner supplier. Founded
        in 1994 as a toner cartridge distribution company, Roxbury
        Technology recently hired 10 people for a workforce of 15 that
        will for the first time remanufacture toner cartridges in the
        new 12,600 s.f. facility. The company generated $5.2 million
        in distribution sales in 2003 and projects an annual $8
        million in sales through its new remanufacturing business.

        Mayor Thomas Menino will announce the City of Boston's new
        Emerging Neighborhood Enterprises Initiative.

WHO:    Mayor Thomas Menino
        Governor Mitt Romney
        Staples Chairman and Founder Tom Stemberg
        Roxbury Technology President Beth Williams
        Sovereign Bank Chairman & CEO John Hamill

WHEN:   Thursday, August 12, 2004
        9:45-10:30 a.m.- Reception / Remarks
        10:30-11:00 a.m.- New facility tour

WHERE:  Roxbury Technology Corporation
        3368 Washington Street
        Jamaica Plain, MA
        Parking available on street and in lot behind the facility

VISUALS: -- Mayor Menino, Governor Romney, Tom Stemberg, John Hamill,
            Beth Williams speaking at facility

         -- Speakers join Beth Williams in ribbon cutting

         -- Beth Williams leads a facility tour immediately following

SOURCE: Staples

Owen Davis, 508-253-8468
978-505-0515 (day of)