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Press Releases - 2003

Richmond Information Group Wins ConAgra Contract

(12/22/03 Michael McDermott)

ConAgra, has contracted with The Richmond Information Group, Ltd. (RIG) to install RIG’s wireless data collection application development tool, DistinctRF©, at their Refrigerated Foods Division manufacturing facility in Motley, Minnesota. This deployment follows a DistinctRF installation last year at ConAgra’s Grocery Products Plant in Archbold, Ohio. RIG had worked previously with ConAgra’s Grocery Products Division to manage a BPCS manufacturing software implementation at multiple nationwide facilities. BPCS (Business Planning and Control System) is a popular ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) application program for manufacturing and other industries that installed at over 8,000 business sites worldwide.

ConAgra is a Fortune 100 company with headquarters in Omaha, Nebraska and over 65,000 worldwide employees. Their plants produce such well-known brands as Hunts, Knott’s Berry Farm, Wesson, Swiss Miss, La Choy, Peter Pan, Healthy Choice, Bumble Bee and Pam.

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Growth at The Richmond Information Group, Ltd. Continues with Addition of Branyon and Powers

(11/14/03 Michael McDermott)

Jim Branyon and Marv Powers have joined The Richmond Information Group, Ltd. (RIG). Both possess over 20 years of manufacturing and systems implementation experience. Jim will be assuming a role of consultative salesperson in the Southeast region, while Marv is an application and implementation consultant, currently leading an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system implementation at Southeastern Mills in Rome, Georgia.

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Richmond International Airport Automates Procurement with Application from The Richmond Information Group

(10/28/03 Michael McDermott)

Richmond International Airport’s operator, The Capital Region Airport Commission (the “Commission”) recently unveiled new and extended functionality developed by The Richmond Information Group, Ltd. (RIG) to the airport’s award winning website, The newly designed Business Opportunities Procurement System will allow for interested and qualified companies to register as a potential Commission vendor for specific commodity opportunities, receive notifications when opportunities become available, download solicitations and view document holder lists for subcontracting opportunities. In addition, companies can respond to solicitations electronically. Steven Owen, CPA, the Commission’s Director of Finance, states, “RIG has built us a solid backbone for automated, improved and efficient procurement.” According to Stephen White, one of RIG’s software engineers, “I’m happy to have delivered the product they requested, and hope that it benefits them greatly.” Jim Raper, Vice President and General

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Richmond Information Group’s DistinctRF© earns distinction from Microsoft

(10/13/03 Jim Raper)

DistinctRF Server©, a wireless data collection application, was certified Microsoft® Windows 2000 Server compatible enabling The Richmond Information Group, Ltd. (RIG) to achieve the distinction of becoming a Microsoft® Certified Partner. Since 1996, DistinctRF© has met expanding customer needs through increased functionality and enhancement. Jim Raper, Vice President and General Manager of RIG, feels “obtaining this widely recognized validation of our technology assures our customers RIG recognizes the importance of keeping DistinctRF© compatible with the many applications developed around the Microsoft® family of products.” According to Jim Larson, one of RIG’s software architects, who shepherded DistinctRF© through the rigorous testing procedure, “RIG has had it's ‘do it right’ philosophy confirmed through this process. The certification was achieved on first attempt without any code modification being required!”

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Innsbrook Neighbors, The Titan Group and The Richmond Information Group, Join Forces to Host Workshop on Driving Workforce Decisions

(5/8/03 Michael McDermott)

Richmond, VA…May 8, 2003…Through a joint alliance, The Titan Group and The Richmond Information Group will host a workshop titled “Driving Workforce Decisions – Simplify the Data Digging & Discovery Process.” The workshop will be held on Tuesday, June 3rd at 8975 Three Chopt Road in Richmond , VA from 8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Cost is $49 and includes a continental breakfast, the workshop and all handouts. For pre-registration, contact the Titan Group at 804-754-8330 or register online at

The workshop will educate managers on how to use technology and a strategic approach to ask the right questions to get data to make better workforce decisions. Examples of applications include: assessing employee performance, measuring employee performance, 360 degree feedback process, employee and customer surveys, monitoring continuous improvement and automating workforce processes.

The Titan Group is a partnership of Human Resources executives who offer value to their clients in areas of Human Reso

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RIG selected by IntuitiveMFG to become mid-Atlantic business partner

(4/25/03 Jim Raper)

The Richmond Information Group, Ltd. is now an Intuitive Manufacturing Systems (Intuitive) Business Partner. The Intuitive ERP enterprise solution is designed to deliver superior functionality, rapid implementation, high levels of usability and a technology standard unmatched in the industry.

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Stephen White Joins RIG

(4/14/03 Michael McDermott)

Stephen D. White has joined The Richmond Information Group, Ltd. (RIG). With more than eight years of experience developing business applications using client/server, web and database technologies, as well as providing systems analysis, Stephen's skills well match RIG's future direction.

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Brazeway moves their survey process to the web using InfoMark.

(4/11/03 Michael McDermott)

InfoMark© survey processing and administration, from The Richmond Information Group, Ltd., is performing a combination web and paper 360° employee assessment process for Brazeway. With home offices in Adrian , MI , Brazeway is a global manufacturer of extrusion products and refrigeration components for the heat transfer, automotive, appliance and commercial refrigeration industries.

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Pepperidge Farm purchases DistinctRF

(1/27/03 Michael McDermott)

Pepperidge Farm (PF), a subsidiary of the Campbell Soup Company, contracted with The Richmond Information Group, Ltd. (RIG) to purchase, install and integrate RIG's wireless data collection toolkit, DistinctRF© in the Downer's Grove, Illinois and new Bloomfield, Connecticut facilities. RIG is also providing business process restructuring consulting for PF's manufacturing and distribution activities for frozen and fresh baked product lines. This contract award continues the positive recognition that DistinctRF© is receiving in the food processing and manufacturing arena. Pepperidge Farm’s plants produce such well-known brands as Goldfish® Crackers, Farmhouse Stuffing, and Milano Cookies.

DistinctRF© is a data collection toolkit, first implemented in 1996, enabling extremely rapid data collection, validation and processing of business critical data. Unlike many other data collection products, DistinctRF© installs quickly, requires a non intrusive interface, and is host application and platform independent.

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