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Black Box Receives Honda's 2010 Supplier of the Year Award
Posted on Monday, July 12, 2010
PITTSBURGH, PENNSYLVANIA, July 12, 2010 -- Black Box Corporation (NASDAQ:BBOX), an industry-leading provider of voice communications, data infrastructure, and product solutions today announced that it has been recognized as a Honda 2010 Supplier of the Year. The honor was awarded to suppliers in 12 unique categories and recognized safety, quality, cost, development, and management for Honda’s Maintenance, Repair and Operational (MRO) business areas.

Black Box received the top award in the category of Information Systems -- Managed Services which encompassed the management of servers, related hardware and various software and mobile devices. Black Box has served Honda for over five years, supporting their entire NEC and Cisco voice infrastructure as well as the integration of Cisco voice into Honda’s data infrastructure. Services extend through facilities in Ohio, Indiana, North Carolina, and Alabama.

"Black Box is honored to receive this award. Our relationship with Honda is a benchmark for us and a solid example of the value of our managed services offering. Black Box strives for excellence in the communications solutions we provide to all of our customers. We are gratified by this recognition and will continue to deliver excellent service to Honda and our other 175,000 clients around the world," said Terry Blakemore, President Chief Executive Officer of Black Box Network Services.

Numbering approximately 5,000 companies, Honda’s MRO suppliers are leading local, regional and national businesses that provide a wide range of goods and services that support product manufacturing. "We are pleased to acknowledge suppliers, like Black Box Network Services, that exemplify Honda’s philosophy of delivering the highest possible value to our customers through their quality products and customer service," said Jan Gansheimer, who manages purchasing for Honda of America Mfg., Inc.