The Maxima Corp. has landed a $25 million contract with the U.S. Postal Service (USPS) to assist in the sales and marketing of automation and address information system products. The contract will help the computer information management company, ranked No. 16 on the 1992 BE INDUSTRIAL SERVICE 100 with sales of $49.8 million, usher in a completely automated mailing system for the nation.
USPS officials say that by 1995, letter mail in the United States will be totally automated, and each piece of mail will have a bar code. Under the terms of the contract, Maxima will help prepare USPS customers to use the new advanced automated mail-processing system. The company will also provide technical assistance and sales support to USPS account representatives.
"Although Maxima is a minority-owned firm, it won the contract without a set-aside," says USPS spokesperson Sandra Stewart. The Lanham, Md.-based firm won the contract through a competitive bidding process with two other companies. Says Maxima Chairman and CEO Joshua I. Smith: "I am pleased that Maxima has been selected by the U.S. Postal Service to continue to provide valuable services in furthering its overall goals and objectives for the 1990s." The contract went into effect in February and includes an option to extend the agreement for an additional four years.
Stewart says it...