Premiere Diversity Provider to Offer Project, Program and Fleet Management for TABS National Accounts

IRVINE , California   ( Nov 02, 2006 ) :

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) today announced its strategic alliance with Carter Brothers Technology, a spin-off of Carter Brothers, LLC, one of the nation’s leading minority-owned electronics security and project management firms. In the form of a mentor/protégé relationship, TABS will provide training programs that build industry expertise, consulting support and technology infrastructure to Carter Brothers Technology. Carter Brothers Technology in turn, will offer a value-add for Toshiba by providing project, program and fleet management to TABS national account customers through Toshiba’s Encompass Print Management Program.

“There is no question that diversity outreach programs are important to TABS, and Toshiba is committed to fostering strong relationships with minority-owned businesses,” said Mark Mathews, vice president, general manager for TABS. “Carter Brothers Technology has a proven track record of success, and its extensive experience in project and program management meshes perfectly with our needs. TABS is aligning with one of the premiere diversity companies in the nation, and we’re looking forward to a strong working relationship.”

TABS chose Carter Brothers Technology to champion high-profile business outreach initiatives because of its established history of success in this arena. Like-minded in TABS’ focus on superior customer satisfaction, Carter Brothers Technology also puts heavy emphasis on providing true value to their customers.

“Carter Brothers Technology is excited to embark on its new relationship with Toshiba,” said Jeff Davis, Carter Brothers Technology president/CEO. “We believe that our expertise in project, program and fleet management is a perfect fit for TABS, and we look forward to providing our signature excellence and quality to TABS national accounts.”

About Carter Brothers Technology

Based in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., Carter Brothers Technology is a spin-off of Atlanta-based Carter Brothers, LLC, which currently operates from 34 locations throughout the United States, providing expertise, program management, cost efficiency and a focus on process excellence and quality. The company assists clients in securing, strategizing, implementing and maintaining their facilities in a manner that enhances their competitive advantage.

Carter Brothers is a certified Minority Business Enterprise (MBE) and is recognized by the National Minority Supplier Development Council as a Corporate Plus© Member, the NMSDC’s highest distinction for members with national scale and capabilities. In 2006, Carter Brothers, LLC, was named “Supplier of the Year” by the Georgia Minority Supplier Development Council (GMSDC) and by the Florida Regional Minority Business Council (FRMBC).

About Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc.

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers, and toner products throughout the United States, Mexico, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS has four divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; and TOPAC U.S.A., Inc., dba Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS), a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of TABS, that operates a network of wholly owned office equipment dealers throughout the United States.

Named the most favored manufacturer seven times by the Business Technology Association (BTA), Toshiba’s entire product line, customer support and marketing distribution policies are markers for the industry. Among the many other awards garnered in recent years, Toshiba was named the “Copier Manufacturer of the Year” six times by the Marketing Research Consultants (MRC), and has twice been named to the CIO 100 for being among the top 100 “bold” (2005) and “agile” (2004) companies in the world.

TABS is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the sixth largest electronics/electrical equipment company and the world's 72nd largest company in terms of sales. Ranked by Fortune magazine as the 9th Most Admired Electronics Company in the World, Toshiba Corporation is a world leader in high technology products with more than 300 major subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. Fiscal year revenue in 2004 was approximately $55 billion.

For more information on Toshiba copier, facsimile, multifunction printing products, network controllers or toner products, or for a dealer in your area, call 1-800-GO-TOSHIBA or visit the TABS Web site at