Anchor Glass Selects Sprint for New Time- and Money-Saving Communications Services

Date: 21 February 2003
Source: Yahoo
Sprint today announced a three-year communications services agreement with Anchor Glass Container Corp., one of the largest manufacturers of glass containers in the United States, to help connect Anchor Glass' multiple locations across 10 states.

"We quickly realized Sprint's value to us our business," said Mike Wilkins, vice president, Information Technology, Anchor Glass. "They had a thorough understanding of our needs, followed through on promises and provided candid clarification when suggesting solutions. This really made them stand out from the other options we considered. In terms of performance, the implementation of our managed frame relay network exceeded our expectations."

Through the agreement, valued at more than $1.5 million, Sprint will deliver switched and dedicated voice services, a frame relay data network and enhanced and interactive toll-free services. Additionally, Sprint is providing a comprehensive, end-to-end managed network solution through Sprint's remote management to allow Anchor Glass to focus on its core business by saving them time and money.

"Sprint recognizes it is essential for manufacturing companies to keep ahead of customer demand and provide quality customer service in order to remain competitive," Gary Linsin, vice president, Sprint Business - Southeast. "Anchor Glass found that understanding from Sprint and appreciated Sprint's integrity and stability to ensure a long-term relationship to reach its growth potential."

About Anchor Glass

Anchor Glass Container Corporation is the third largest manufacturer of glass containers in the United States and employs 2,900 at 15 U.S. locations. It supplies glass containers to beverage and food producers and manufactures of consumer products worldwide. The company has been based in Tampa, FL since 1983.

600450 Anchor Glass Selects Sprint for New Time- and Money-Saving Communications Services
Date: 21 February 2003
Source: Yahoo

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