Newspaper Association of America forges partnership with Affiliated Power Purchasers International


VIENNA, Va., June 21, 2002 — The Newspaper Association of America and independent energy consulting firm Affiliated Power Purchasers International of Salisbury, Md., have entered into a partnership to assist NAA members in finding and purchasing affordable energy.

Through the Energy Buyers Program, APPI evaluates electricity and natural gas suppliers to select reliable, low-cost alternatives for its customers.

Energy management is among the topics being discussed at NEXPO®2002, NAA’s annual technical exposition and conference, taking place June 22-25 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando.

“We’re pleased to be able to offer NAA members access to APPI’s services to help them take advantage of the opportunities presented by energy deregulation,” said NAA Senior Vice President of Membership Reggie Hall. “We hope it will help them gain greater control over their energy spending, which is a significant cost in the publishing business.”

Members of the press interested in covering NEXPO2002 can register onsite at the NAA Press Office in room 204B at the convention center beginning Friday, June 21; phone 407-685-4843. All media will be asked for photo identification and current press credentials, or a letter from an assigning editor on company letterhead.

Sponsors of NEXPO2002 are: Brainworks Software, Baseview Products, Flint Ink, Harris Publishing Systems, Heidelberg, Olive Software, SAP America, and SAXoTECH Inc.

NAA is a nonprofit organization representing the $55 billion newspaper industry and more than 2,000 newspapers in the U.S. and Canada. Most NAA members are daily newspapers, accounting for 87 percent of the U.S. daily circulation. Headquartered in Tysons Corner (Vienna, Va.), the Association focuses on six key strategic priorities that affect the newspaper industry collectively: marketing, public policy, diversity, industry development, newspaper operations and readership. Information about NAA and the industry may also be found at the Association’s World Wide Web site on the Internet (http://www.naa.org ).


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