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By Rita Kueny

Ford Extends 2014 Expedition Factory Order Cut-Off Date According to Ford, they recently extended the 2014 Ford Expedition factory cut- off date from April 3 to May 8. Ford expects to begin production on 2015 models in mid-August, although they have not announced pricing yet. The 2014 SPC Ford Expedition XL 4 Door 4×4 should be ordered directly through Landmark Ford, Springfield, IL. For questions or additional information, please contact Lyle Snow, 800-798-9912, ext. 253, mobile 217-553-2508, or

Ford Cuts Price on SPC 2015 Taurus SE by 15% The Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) is pleased to report that Ford Motor Company has announced a significant reduction in the price of the 2015 SPC Ford Taurus SE with Bredemann Ford of Glenview. Ford has reduced the vehicle price by $3,108 to $18,299; however, orders must be placed with Bredemann by December 31, 2014. For additional information or questions, please contact Duey Schroeder, 847-998-4024 (office), 847-878-9103 (cell).

RSVP for the May 21 Warehouse Direct Solutions Tour On Wednesday, May 21, Warehouse Direct Workplace Solutions will host a tour of their new facility located at 2001 South Mount Prospect Road in Des Plaines. Warehouse Direct Workplace Solutions is the Suburban Purchasing Cooperative (SPC) program vendor for both the office supply and janitorial supply contracts. Municipal staff representing Purchasing, Administration, Public Works, Facilities, Police, Fire and IT Departments, as well as anyone who places orders for office supplies or janitorial supplies are encouraged to attend.

Tours will be held between 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m., with lunch served at noon. Product specialists will be on hand to answer questions and review the services Warehouse Direct offers, including office and janitorial supplies, managed print services, coffee & break room supplies, furniture design and promotional products. Participants will learn how to earn e-commerce rebates and take advantage of bundling office supply orders with janitorial supply orders through Warehouse Direct to save paperwork, time and money. Please RSVP to Margaret Dawson, or 847-631-7177.

Please support the SPC and SSMMA when making purchases and note that every municipality and government agency in the State of Illinois is authorized to participate in SPC Programs. The SPC catalog can be viewed on our website Feel free to contact me at (708) 206-1155 or with any questions or comments you may have regarding existing SPC programs or additional programs you might like to see added.

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