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McLane Extends Contract With TA

Deal goes through 2008

TEMPLE, Texas -- McLane Co. Inc. has signed a new agreement with TravelCenters of America (TA) that will extend through 2008. Under the agreement, McLane will continue to provide high-quality grocery distribution services to all 137 of the TA-owned and -operated travel centers in 41 states.

Ara Bagdasarian, Vice President of Retail Marketing for TA, said, TA has successfully grown its business with the support of McLane. The on-time service and broad scope of the products McLane provides us allows us to better serve our customers by making sure they [image-nocss] have everything they need for their travels.

Westlake, Ohio-based TA provides a variety of services across the United States to long-haul trucking fleets and drivers as well as independent professional drivers, owner-operators, motorists and the drivers of recreational vehicles and motor coaches.

McLane Co., Temple, Texas, provides distribution services throughout the United States, delivering food and nonfood products to more than 50,000 customer locations, including the convenience store, drug store, mass merchandise, quick-service restaurant (QSR) and movie theater industries. It operates 19 grocery distribution divisions and 18 foodservice distribution centers as well as an industry-specific software company. McLane is a wholly owned subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., Omaha, Neb.

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