ST. LOUIS, MO (July 15, 2003) - Connectria Corporation today announced that it has been awarded a multi-year
contract by Kenan Advantage Group, Inc. to provide comprehensive
IT Infrastructure hosting, IT engineering and management services
in support of Kenan's dynamic growth. As part of this engagement, Connectria will host and support 24/7 a variety of
technologies including: IBM AIX servers and Oracle databases; Microsoft Windows servers running software from Aspen Technologies; Citrix MetaFrame and Microsoft Windows Terminal Server; Microsoft SQL Server databases; Cisco routers,
firewalls and switches; CADEC wireless technologies; and Periphonics Voice Response Units (VRU).
Connectria will also provide software development and engineering from its world-class Advanced Software Development Center (ASDC) using Java and .Net technologies among others. Kenan will leverage Connectria's advanced Internet and data center infrastructure, its ASDC software development capabilities, as well as its expertise in IT infrastructure technologies from IBM, Oracle, Cisco, Citrix, Microsoft, Aspen, CADEC, and Periphonics.
About Kenan Advantage Group
Kenan Advantage Group, Inc. is the largest independent fuels delivery carrier in North America. Kenan makes regular, local deliveries of refined petroleum products, such as gasoline, diesel and aviation fuels, to our customers. Kenan short-haul, "last mile" delivery of refined petroleum products from pipelines and refineries to gasoline stations, fuel marketers and other end users is a vital link in the country's energy distribution network. On a pro forma basis, Kenan delivered approximately 21 billion gallons of refined petroleum products in 2003 to our customers using our network of 77 terminals and 93 satellite operations. With approximately $365 million in revenue and approximately $416 million in pro forma revenue for 2003, and approximately $104 million in revenue for the three months ended March 31, 2004, Kenan is approximately six times larger than its next largest competitor.
Kenan has grown substantially through strategic acquisitions and internal growth. Prior to 1992, Kenan provided fuels delivery services primarily in northeastern Ohio. By 1998, Kenan had expanded throughout Ohio and into Michigan, Kentucky, West Virginia and western Pennsylvania. Since 2000, Kenan has expanded from 14 to 32 states and expanded its infrastructure with six acquisitions and 17 private fleet conversions, through which Kenan has taken ownership of its customers' private fleets to service the business they previously had serviced on their own. This expansion has allowed Kenan to build the only independent national fuels delivery carrier in the industry. More information can be found at www.thekag.com.