A.H. Harris & Sons Selects AT&T for Expanded Communications Network
Company Names AT&T Primary Data Communications Provider
Newington, Connecticut, November 13, 2006
AT&T Inc. (NYSE: T) announced today that AT&T has signed a new contract to provide network services to A.H. Harris & Sons, Inc. Based in Newington, Conn., A.H. Harris is one of the country's largest private distributors of construction materials, with locations across nine states along the east coast.
Under the terms of the contract, AT&T will serve as the primary network and data services provider for A.H. Harris. AT&T will provide AT&T Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) Private Network Transport (PNT) to the company's headquarters and 34 of the company's remote locations. The solution will provide increased bandwidth across a converged IP-based network as A.H. Harris prepares to consolidate the transmission of voice, video and data through a single network. The converged network will provide added redundancy and increased reliability for greater network efficiency.
A.H. Harris needed a cost-effective solution to support any-to-any connectivity for its Web site and IP traffic. AT&T's solution not only provides added cost-savings but also improves reliability of deliveries, supports real-time inventory statistics and ensures access to other business-critical data. Employees will also benefit from increased bandwidth for securely accessing the public Internet and communicating with clients.
"We pride ourselves on our 'Just One Call' to fill your needs philosophy," said Clayton Plourde, director of technology for A.H. Harris & Sons, Inc. "We're confident that the solution provided by AT&T will help us continue to simplify and streamline our operations so that we can focus our efforts on what's most important to us — our customers."
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About A.H. Harris & Sons, Inc.
A.H. Harris & Sons, Inc., one of the country's largest private distributors of construction materials, started in 1916 as a trucking company. A.H. Harris serves the heavy and highway, commercial, industrial, and residential markets specializing in areas of concrete formwork and accessories, concrete repair and restoration, geotextiles, and erosion control. Today A.H. Harris represents 300 manufacturers and more than 3,500 products. For more information, call (860) 665-9494 or visit www.ahharris.com.
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