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EMC Purchasing Co-op launches metals, industrial gases, courier categories


Industry

July 21, 2011
By PEM Magazine

EMC Purchasing Co-op has launched three new program categories to complement its existing lineup of MRO, General Sign Inputs and Graphics Medium categories. The three new categories are Metals, Industrial Gases and Accessories, and Courier Services.

Salit Steel and Berg Steel Corp. are the new preferred suppliers in the Metals category.

"While offering different product lines, both companies offer very competitive invoice pricing, leveraged by the co-op’s purchasing volume. Furthermore, both suppliers offer monthly discounts and earnable year-end rebates," Ian Gray, executive director of EMC Purchasing Co-operative Ltd., wrote in his announcement to members.

In the Industrial Gases and Accessories category, the preferred supplier is Praxair. The company uses the same model as the MRO program, offering a monthly discount off of the best "last price paid." In addition, it offers significant, earnable year-end rebates, Gray explained.

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In the Courier Services category, the preferred supplier is Canpar. In conjunction with this program, the Co-op has secured the services of courier analyst CTSG Ltd. It will review each member’s current courier costs and identify what savings the new program offers.

For more information, call Brian Chisholm, general manager, EMC Purchasing Co-op, at (888) 744-3546, or Jason Bates, field service advisor, EMC Canada, at (519) 281-1176. www.emccanada.org/group_spaces/purchasingcoop