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Re: Will outside Sales Rep's go away?

Art Post ·
Monte I don't believe you are paranoid! The ecommerce is a real threat for sales peeps. In order to over come that we as sales peeps will need to wear additional hats to better serve out clients. Those as a trusted adviser, become more knowledgeable with cloud services, IT services, MSP, MSSP. It's my belief that we will evolve from just print to be able to consult on all aspects of business office. I would love to hear from others on this as well, this is a great subject for discussion.
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Re: Print Copy Tool versus Plotworks

jdicarlo ·
John, The PrintCopy Tool compares pretty favorably to Plotworks. I attached two documents to this post. The Product Support Guide lists differences between the two products. The PowerPoint has screen shots of all the settings in PrintCopy Tool. I hope this helps.
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Re: 7 Deadly Topics from 7 Deadly Sinners at Top 100 Summit (Part One)

Art Post ·
Tx, awesome post! The conclusion for managed IT was at our own round table and not the general audience. One of the dealers in my group is heavily involved with managed IT, and thought it would be great offer. Yes, it was stated that MNS is only used by copier dealers and should be referenced to what you described. TY for the awesome reply!!
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Re: Those Magnificent Men and Their Copy Machines

David Broaden ·
Hey Art, Really admire your efforts in our industry and with your blog. Its been a long time resource to keep me updated in our industry. I will be celebrating 14 years at Martin Group, and was happy to see us represented in the list above. We are as enthusiastic as ever in supporting our communities, and below is a quick write up we refreshed to be current. Martin Group in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin: Is a regional power house in the office equipment community. With 35 years in the industry, and...
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Re: Around the World with Ricoh

Art Post ·
Ricoh Selects Juniper Networks to Modernize its Group-Wide Network Infrastructure TOKYO, Aug. 09, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR ), an industry leader in automated, scalable and secure networks, today announced that Ricoh Group has successfully implemented Juniper Networks' high-performing solutions to modernize and simplify the operations of its core networking and security infrastructure that supports approximately 500 locations and 34,000 users in Japan. Ricoh Group...
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Re: Ricoh To Acquire ColorGATE Digital Output Solutions GmbH, An Industrial Printing Software Company

msaeger ·
packaging, floor and wall coverings as well as textiles. Now these are mostly done using analog methods. This stuff is moving to digital look at the digital printing devices coming from HP, efi, and a bunch of people that were not part of the group selling printers to offices.
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Re: Is This the Beginning of the End for the Padding of Lease Rates?

Lease Maestro ·
Part Two: Leasing News Exclusive: The Opposition and How Senator Steven Glazer Got SB 1235 Passed (Part 2 of 3) By Tom McCurnin Leasing News Legal Editor The bill was "Engrossed and Enrolled" and presented to the Governor at 5 p.m., September 12th, awaiting his decision to sign or veto. How He Pushed It Through the Legislature What are the takeaways from this interview and SB 1235? ▪ First , I Was Surprised at the Overwhelming Support of Trade Groups for the Bill. When he rattled off the...
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Re: MPS and Linux HELP!

jdicarlo ·
So some clarification first. PaperCut absolutely does support Mac. In fact, it is the only cost recovery/print control solution that I know of that actually installs in an all Mac environment. (Server and Client) It also is the only solution I know of that installs in a Linux environment. So both of your issues are solved with PaperCut. I included the install guides for Mac and Linux to get you started.
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Re: Around the Word with Konica Minolta

Art Post ·
Konica Minolta Business Solutions Enters Predictive Healthcare Analytics with Value-Based Care Platform August 13, 2018 11:30 ET | Source: Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc. Ramsey, NJ and Foster City, CA – August 13, 2018, Aug. 13, 2018 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Konica Minolta Inc.’s (Konica Minolta) Business Innovation Center (BIC), technology innovator for the healthcare industry, announces today the company’s breakthrough entry into the healthcare analytics market: a Value-Based...
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Re: GR firm wins Muskegon school district's copier bid

GMAN ·
Not only did Office Machines Company (a SHARP Dealer) lose out to IKON, the following Ricoh Family Group Dealers lost out to IKON: Lanier = Advanced Imaging Solutions Ricoh = Applied Imaging Savin = Adams Remco This trend will continue, wherein more and more IKON wins are realized at the expense of the Independent Dealers.
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Re: GR firm wins Muskegon school district's copier bid

Neal ·
I understand that these dealers are part of the RFG, but they are also dual line dealers. Advanced Imaging recently taking on Canon and Adams Remco using Toshiba, especially for bid situations. Not as familiar with Applied Imaging, but I believe they are Canon also.
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Re: Need help with Pay for Print Solution

Old Glory ·
If I am hearing this right, you have two issues...USB access and driverless/wireless printing. Others have USB printing, we don't. However, we have HotSpot Printers that no one else has. http://www.printeron.net/landing/ricoh/Ricoh.html I am going to assume that you are not familier with this. HotSpot printers allow you to print from anything that has email access including iPhones or BlackBerries. You don't need drivers and you don't need to be on the network. You just email the file to a...
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Re: Savin SPC221SF and scan to email

Art Post (Guest) ·
Question How do I use Scan to Folder on Windows? Answer Documents scanned using your device can be sent over a network to a shared folder. To use Scan to Folder, follow these steps: Note: To send scanned documents to a shared folder on a computer, the correct user name, password, and directory must be set. Files can be sent to folder destinations on the following operating systems: Windows 2000 / Windows XP / Windows Server 2003 / Windows Vista Mac OS X Destinations must be registered via...
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Re: UPDATE 3-Canon buys Dutch Oce for $1.1 bln, fights Ricoh

Neal ·
Konica Minolta Says It Has No Plan to Counter Oce Bid (Update1) By Mariko Yasu Nov. 17 (Bloomberg) -- Konica Minolta Holdings Inc., the Japanese lens and office-equipment maker, said it has no plan to counter Canon Inc.’s offer to buy Oce NV for 730 million euros ($1.1 billion). “There’s no plan to make an offer to Oce at the moment,” Minoru Ikehara, a spokesman at the Tokyobased company, said by phone today. While Konica Minolta had considered an acquisition of the Venlo, Netherlands-based...
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Re: UPDATE 3-Canon buys Dutch Oce for $1.1 bln, fights Ricoh

Art Post (Guest) ·
Found this on the web today:: By Pavel Alpeyev Nov. 18 (Bloomberg) -- Orbis Funds, the asset manager that opposed takeover offers by Warren Buffett and Citigroup Inc., rejected Canon Inc.’s 730 million euro ($1.1 billion) bid to buy unprofitable Dutch printer maker Oce NV as too low. Canon’s 8.60 euros-a-share offer “significantly undervalues” Oce’s assets, and Orbis doesn’t want to sell its stake of about 10 percent at that price, the Bermuda-based manager of $20 billion in assets said in a...
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Re: UPDATE 3-Canon buys Dutch Oce for $1.1 bln, fights Ricoh

Art Post (Guest) ·
SCENARIOS-Will Canon succeed in its bid for Oce? * Canon offering 730 million euros to buy Oce * Shareholder Orbis with 10 percent stake opposes offer * Oce shares remain above Canon's 8.60 euro offer By Harro ten Wolde AMSTERDAM, Nov 20 (Reuters) -Japan's Canon (7751.T) plans to buy Dutch copier and printer maker Oce (OCEN.AS) for 730 million euros ($1.09 billion), but large Oce shareholder Orbis said the offer undervalued the company. In response, Oce shares passed Canon's 70 percent...
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Re: DECEMBER PROMOS* and HOME THEATER GIVEAWAY!!*

Eric Hanson (Guest) ·
If anyone needs details of the latest promotions or assistance with Large Format Solutions, please contact me at 856-547-3691 or eric@paradigmimaging.com Have a Safe & Happy Holiday Season! Eric Hanson Paradigm Imaging Group
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Re: Ricoh Pro C720

bandit41076 ·
Ricoh Americas Corporation announced today the official launch of the Ricoh Pro C720/C720s, a production class multi-functional color system and the latest addition to Ricoh’s Pro series of products, designed specifically for the production environment. This flexible system targets corporate and commercial professional print environments with demanding application needs. The Pro C720/C720s has a robust duty cycle of 320,000 images per month, and runs at 72 pages-per-minute (PPM) regardless...
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Re: Is there a different approach?

Art Post (Guest) ·
Check this thread out: http://p4photel.com/eve/forums...76084491/m/162102322 What we need more of is open discussions for all. We're all in the same boat, whether we're selling Ricoh, Canon, Xerox, KonicaMinolta, Sharp...etc. Sharing our ideas how how to sell more, learn more about the competition, how certain third party software will enable a solution will all help us in the long run. Having a better group effort will help all of us, there are only a handful of us that will stay at one...
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Re: Premium Membership "What's In It For Me"

Art Post (Guest) ·
Just a note for everyone and thanx to all of our new preium members. I have forged an alliance with another web developer that will be funneling leads our way. Right now I'm picking up the slack to get these leads. Some come from my site and some from another, however they are quality and not someone looking to beat you up on price. Remember the P4Pcafe Value. "We connect the serious multifunctional copier buyer with best of breed multifunctional experts in your area. We have thousands of...
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Re: Ricoh Production Printing

GMAN ·
Tim Vellek to lead the Production Printing Business Group (PPBG) was also part of the announcement today. He has many challenges ahead...
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Re: Ricoh Production Printing

Tripper ·
Tim was already leading PPBG. I don't think this was a change at all, but a continuation of current responsibility.
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Re: Ricoh Production Printing

GMAN ·
Not sure my post mentions the word "change" anywhere. I do think it is interesting that they have not yet dismantled the Production Print Business Group (PPBG), as IKON (formerly known as Ricoh) tries to reduce costs.
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Re: Ricoh Ikon Letter

Art Post (Guest) ·
It will be interesting to see where the loyalty lies with this group of execs. I can remember shen they brought in Jim Ivy in Feb of 2000 (gee, it's been that long!), he moved in most of his guys from Savin. For the most part Ivy did an excellent job with Ricoh and Savin. I'm thinking Ricoh turns even further away from the Dealer Channel in the years to come.
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Re: Colortrac Inc. Distributes its SmartLF Wide Format Scanners via Promark Technology

Art Post (Guest) ·
Colortrac Announces Financial Results and Growth in Scanner Sales Colortrac Inc. Colortrac has achieved record unit sales, revenue, and profit in their financial year ending April 30th 2010. Not including new business from OEM agreements, worldwide unit sales of Colortrac brand SmartLF large-format scanners increased by 24 percent over the previous year. Colortrac's consolidated result (unaudited) shows that group revenues increased by 42 percent to GBP £7.3 million, with a corresponding...
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Re: A4 Page Volumes

M138 ·
I'm looking at a break point of around 10k/month, at that point, at least at my dealership, a3 is a lower tco. They [the samsung rep]say when you look at total volumes, 11x17 only accounts for like 3% of the global print volume. What I've seen is that its not accurate to extrapolate that only 3% of customers need it, it means that there is a wider group of customers that use it outside AEC, but they do a tiny amount of it. Even so, once you've got a feature that is used, even marginally,...
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Re: A4 Page Volumes

Art Post (Guest) ·
The most important question to ask is "how much do you copy 11x17"? If the answer is none, then the next question is "how often do you print 11x17"? When the answer is quite often, well A3 is then a no brainer, however if the answer is rarely, then I'll bundle an 11x17 laser or ink printer. Based on under 10K per month, A4 will save the customer on the TCO over the term of a 5 year lease.
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Re: First Look New Ricoh MPC2801_3301

txeagle24 ·
Spec sheet for the Lanier LD630c/635c and LD645c/655c attached.
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Re: Cloud Printing

Art Post (Guest) ·
I just had a customer ask me more about collaborating files, he's sick and tired of zipping files and the emailing back and forth and can't keep track of the revisions to the documents. Other than this customer, we have many customers with sharepoint, plus we consult and install sharepoint. I beleive we're just starting to see the tip of the iceberg!
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Re: Tohoku Earthquake Wreaks Havoc on Printer Industry Supply Chain

Art Post (Guest) ·
This was an article from the NY times over the weekend! SHIBATA-MACHI, Japan — When the ground shook violently on the afternoon of March 11, the ceiling collapsed in part of the huge Ricoh copier factory here, exposing the vents and wires above. The offices at the Ricoh plant near Sendai are still in disrepair; workers have focused on restoring the factory and production. The ceiling is still not fixed. But employees are back at their posts, working under temporary lighting and wearing hard...
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Re: canon dealership

txeagle24 ·
Canon has a strong reputation for quality and great brand recognition with businesses of all sizes. I can't tell you how many times I've heard prospects say they'll never use anything but Canon equipment, especially for color, & we all know that's where the money lies. We're a sole-line Lanier dealer (w/ Lexmark on the side for desktops & A4 mono). From my position as a Major Account Rep, I would love to have Canon. That's always a tough call to make, though, for a dealer principal,...
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Re: MOM Sues OSU for $1M over COMDOC Secret...

Art Post (Guest) ·
Two outside entities are claiming Ohio State University .Ohio State University Latest from The Business Journals Leading the List: Highest-paid Ohio State officialsHarley-Davidson CEO aims to ‘wow’ riders to keep turnaround in gearSlideshow: Most expensive college football programs Follow this company .employees have had improper contact with companies going through public bidding for university business, Columbus Business First reports. Cincinnati office equipment supplier Modern Office...
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Re: Ricoh unveils space-saving A4 multi-functional printers for offices and workgroups

Larry Levine ·
Canon had a release preview of the Canon 1700 today. Impressive unit and compact. Canon has aligned with Photizo Group for MDS/MPS strategies. My gut is Canon is jumping into MPS with not all oars in the water.
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Re: Scan to email with Office 365?

Art Post (Guest) ·
can't scan to email after switching to office365 from local exchange server rated by 0 users 4 Followers 12 Replies | This post has 2 verified answers | This question is answered Hubery Posted on 2011-Sep-29 3:05 AM Hi All, we used to have a local exchange server to handle all the emails, we just moved to the online office365. Everything is working fine except scanning stuff to emails ( from our sharp printer ). I've attached a screenshot for the settings. I have also changed the SMTP port...
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Re: Ricoh 2352 & 2852?

Old Glory ·
US Communities is a nation-wide (US) contract that Ricoh bid and won exclusive rights to. Any entity that is government (non-Federal) or non-profit can become a member of this buying group and as a member qualify for discounted pricing on a multitude of products including those sold by Ricoh. In a nutshell, we have a lower cost of goods if someone qualifies for US Communities pricing.
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Re: Managed Services "Are You in or Out"!

Old Glory ·
"pretty group of contributors?" I don't know if I'm part of the "pretty group" but I'll go ahead and respond. We have had good results selling IT services to small to medium companies that "dedicated" IT companies don't want to mess with. I'm talking about something in the neighborhood of 3-15 stations. Unfortunately, we now have a problem...customer IT issues are often urgent where getting our MFP's connected seldom is so us copier reps have become less of a priority. We might have to wait...
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Re: Managed Services "Are You in or Out"!

Art Post (Guest) ·
Jim: You are one of those!! Keep up the awesome threads!
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Re: Need some help on these models

Larry Levine ·
NCPG is the National Church Purchasing Group which is designed for the religious organizations. For other not for profits you can use U.S. Communities. If you are a Ricoh dealer you can find pricing through the Aficio League. Hope this helps.
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Re: Japan's Sharp Corp plans to sell its copiers and air conditioners businesses

Art Post (Guest) ·
Somewhere near last.... However, I just picked up this press release from Rueters also: Sharp seeking over $1.2 bln for plant and other assets -Yomiuri * Sharp also in talks to sell some Tokyo offices -Yomiuri * Sharp will struggle to find buyer for solar business-source By Reiji Murai and Tim Kelly TOKYO, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Cash-strapped Sharp Corp is in talks to sell its key solar panel plant in Japan as part of an asset sale seeking more than $1.2 billion, local media said on Thursday,...
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Re: Ricoh Service Hotline

Jomama ·
Is this the same group that once supported only connectivity and solutions?
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Re: Ricoh Service Hotline

Art Post (Guest) ·
Not sure only know that the was the area where LEO worked, former tech for us and he tehn went to work for Ricoh, Last month he called me abou a new start up stating he got a severance package since he did not want to move to Atlanta.
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Re: BTA East 2012 District Event

Art Post (Guest) ·
For those of us that are going below is the schedule of events: Tuesday, Oct. 2 4 p.m.: Keynote Session: Norihiko Ina, Kyocera Wednesday, Oct. 3 8 a.m.: Teri Dunn, Print Management Solution Group 9:45 a.m.: Todd Johnson, Strategic Business Associates 11:15 a.m.: Mike Adams, Power Appointment Setting 1 p.m.: Lou and Andy Slawetsky, Industry Analysts Inc. 3 p.m.: John Barbieri, CompTIA Of course, for full information on these sessions, you can visit www.bta.org/BTAEastEvent .
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Re: Protest in China

B13555 ·
Just to provide some additional information.... Very little information in the US or on the news. Without naming names, yes, our manufacturers were impacted. This is just an article as an FYI that appeared in the The Irish Times - Thursday, September 20, 2012. China cleans up after Japan riots CLIFFORD COONAN, in Shanghai CHINA HAS said that Japan bears “complete responsibility” for any impact on trade over the dispute between Asia’s two powerhouses after tensions flared over a disputed...
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Re: BTA East 2012 District Event

Art Post (Guest) ·
There were 36 vendors at this event. I'll be posting a blog titled" my top 5 solutions/products of the event in the next day or so. Kyocera: Besides Nori have a heavy japanese accent, he was at times very hard to understand what he was saying, thank goodness for the power point slides. However, it seems that all of the manufacturers are now sharing the same slides! Business Process Optimization, find the pain, be a consultant to solve workflow and business problems with the use of software,...
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Re: Ricoh acquisition ‘bolsters’ IT services strategy

Art Post (Guest) ·
Ricoh Australia acquires IMC Communications business to significantly boost IT Services capability Sydney, 2 October, 2012: Ricoh Australia has acquired the IT services business of IMC Communications effective 1 October, bolstering its strategy to be a complete technology services-based organisation. IMC Communications has been providing end-to-end IT Infrastructure services for over 18 years to some of Australia’s largest companies including Network Ten, Bankwest, SBS, Lloyds International...
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Re: BTA's Capture the Magic District Event - Nov. 15-16, 2012

Art Post (Guest) ·
NEWS RELEASE For Immediate Release For More Information Contact: Oct. 10, 2012 Brent Hoskins Executive Director Business Technology Association (816) 303-4040 BTA West to Host Capture the Magic Nov. 15-16 in Las Vegas Kansas City, MO — On Nov. 15-16, 2012, the Business Technology Association’s (BTA; www.bta.org ) West district will host its second annual Capture the Magic event at the Mandarin Oriental in Las Vegas, Nev. Dealers who register by Monday, Oct. 15, will receive a $50 on-site...
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Re: More layoffs at Ricoh

GMAN ·
In addition, Ricoh eliminated the Major Accounts Bid and Pricing Group in West Caldwell, NJ. All the staff has been laid off and the responsibilities is said to be transferred to Malvern, PA (IKON HQ). Not sure how this helps the Independent Dealers with winning Major Account opportunities, especially against IKON (I mean RBS).
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Re: there is no end in sight to Sharp’s crisis.

Jomama ·
From Industry Analyst. By Andy Slawetsky, President, Industry Analysts, Inc. Industry Analysts, Inc. has learned that Sharp Electronics has terminated their agreement with Xerox’s Global Imaging (GIS). The contract will end on November 26, 2012. After that date, GIS will no longer be able to purchase Sharp hardware and accessories. Sharp will continue to provide supplies and parts to GIS for the foreseeable future but they have eliminated discounts. According to Rich Boomsma, Senior VP of...
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Re: there is no end in sight to Sharp’s crisis.

yeti ·
I don't understand this, GIS Dealers are the largest purchasers of Sharp devices. heck most GIS dealer sell more Sharp that Xerox to boot. Either GIS is demanding an agreement that is not profitable for Sharp or Sharp suddenly has another revenue source.
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Re: Ricoh Dealership in Minnesota will buy.......

Art Post (Guest) ·
Ahead of schedule: Ricoh Hands Over Accounts to Dealer MALVERN, PA. and MINNEAPOLIS, MN, Nov. 20, 2012 –Ricoh Americas Corporation and Metro Sales, Inc. announced a strategic agreement for the sales, service and operations of certain Ricoh direct channel commercial customers in the Duluth, Rochester and St. Cloud, Minnesota areas. Beginning December 1, 2012, Metro Sales, Inc. will acquire select Ricoh commercial accounts and support these customers with sales, service and supplies. “Metro...
 
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