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23  February 2010
"Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation (LMC) Grants Ponderosa Software Approved Supplier Status"

February 23, 2010 — Ponderosa Building Materials Software today announced that the Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation (LMC), the largest dealer-owned lumber building materials buying group in the U.S., has named Ponderosa Software an Approved Supplier.

Ponderosa is an integrated, end-to-end business management solution that helps building materials manufacturers and distributors improve efficiency, reduce operating costs and maximize customer service.

Ponderosa will showcase the software at the LMC’s 75th Annual Meeting (Booth #1442), March 3-6, in Salt Lake City.

The LMC boasts 350 financially strong stockholder lumber retailers operating more than 1200 member locations across 48 states plus the Bahamas and representing over 13 Billion in sales annually. Members of LMC are recognized as ‘Building On Service’ Dealers, an exclusive network of independent lumberyard companies who own LMC and pool their buying resources to increase purchasing power and get volume discounts from vendors.

“We are very proud to have been selected by the LMC as an Approved Supplier of business software,” said Pat Gannon, vice president of sales for Ponderosa. “We look forward to getting to know our new colleagues in the LMC and providing them with technology solutions that can help lower their operating costs and software support fees.”

Peter Humphrey, owner of North Atlantic Corp. and a member of the LMC for more than forty years said, “While the Ponderosa software has certainly evolved over the years, the team at Ponderosa has consistently gone above and beyond our expectations, delivering the timely solutions and services we need to stay competitive,” Humphrey added.

“Because of their unwavering commitment and support, we’ve deployed the Ponderosa software across each of our corporate locations throughout New England, as well as Savannah, GA and Ft. Meyers, FL to help us drive sales, reduce operating costs and consolidate business information. Truly, Ponderosa’s staff has become an extension of my business,” Humphrey said.

“We are a company that takes pride in our approach to customer relationships,” commented Jim McCooey, president of Ponderosa. “The Ponderosa software represents the most contemporary building materials technology available and we have not raised our support fees in the past five years. The enduring partnerships we’ve built in the building materials industry speak for themselves, and we look forward to developing many new relationships with the fine businesses in the LMC.“

About Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation

Lumbermens Merchandising Corporation (LMC) is a forest products and building materials purchasing organization for construction markets throughout North America. Located in Wayne, Pennsylvania, the 66-year-old company was founded in 1935 by a group of 35 dealers from Northern Delaware, Southeastern Pennsylvania, and Maryland areas. Today, LMC is the nation’s largest dealer-owned lumber and building materials cooperative buying group, with over 1200 independent lumberyard locations throughout the United States.

About Ponderosa

For more than 30 years, Ponderosa has been the software-of-choice for hundreds of lumber and building materials distributors, millwork jobbers, saw mills and other businesses looking to reduce operating costs and gain more control over their operations. Ponderosa’s core set of integrated software modules works in unison to automate business processes and help you share information across departments to grow both your top, and bottom, line. Ponderosa Software integrates your processes, improves efficiency and helps you maximize service with an end-to-end solution and the absolute lowest cost of ownership of any contemporary, fully integrated LBM software.

For more information, contact your Ponderosa Account Manager at 800.422.4782 or visit www.caisoft.com/ponderosa.

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