|ACCO Brands Provides "Staples For Success" To National Debate Tournament|
LINCOLNSHIRE, IL, (March 27, 2006) – At the National Debate Tournament, held this March at Northwestern University in Evanston, IL, the competition is tough. More than 70 schools and 600 college students compete for the prestigious national title, which concludes today. |
This year, ACCO Brands (NYSE:ABD) was behind the scenes helping students hold it all together – literally. The company was the office products partner for the event and donated more than 2,000 items for the students' gift bags, including Wilson Jones® Big Mouth® filers and Custom Imprint binders, GBC® pouches and Swingline® Optima and Tot® grip staplers.
"Organization skills and presentation skills are keys to success, whether you're competing in a debate tournament, debating a case in a courtroom or presenting a program to the board of directors," said Bill Dittman, Senior Vice President of Sales, ACCO Brands. "We design and produce thousands of products and solutions for organization, presentations and document management that are ideal for college students. And, we want to help these students learn these skills for the future. We're thrilled to be a partner with the National Debate Tournament and extend our congratulations to all of the participants on having earned a berth in the national event."
The tournament, addressing international political pressures in China, will name a champion today. Several hundred colleges and universities across the U.S. have participated and hosted the National Debate Tournament since its inception in 1947. In addition to being the host for this year's competition, Northwestern University took home the prize in last year's competition.
ACCO Brands USA, LLC (NYSE:ABD) is a world leader in branded office products, with annual revenues of nearly $2 billion. Its industry-leading brands include Day-Timer®, Swingline®, Kensington®, Quartet®, GBC®, Rexel®, and Wilson Jones®, among others. Under the GBC® brand, the company is also a leader in the professional print finishing market.