MARKET-LEADING MIDWEST APPLIANCE AND ELECTRONICS CHAIN
TO SELL WANG EXEC SERIES PCS
LOWELL, Mass., Nov. 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Wang Laboratories, Inc. (AMEX: WAN) and H.H. Gregg announced today that H.H. Gregg Appliances and Electronics will sell Wang EXEC Series PCs.
H.H. Gregg is one of the largest appliance and electronics retailers in Indiana. In addition to 10 stores in Indiana, H.H. Gregg has one store in Kentucky and three in Tennessee. Wang's EXEC Series PCs, designed specifically for the mass merchandising channel, will be available in all 14 stores.
"I am delighted that a pre-eminent appliance and electronics retailer such as H.H. Gregg is going to carry Wang's EXEC Series PCs," said Walter F. Foley, director, PC sales and marketing for the Mass Merchandise Channel, at Wang. "H.H. Gregg's total focus on customer satisfaction and reputation for offering a superior shopping experience will appeal to the home-office and small-business PC users for which the EXEC Series was designed."
"H.H. Gregg is proud to announce the addition of Wang EXEC Series PCs to our present Home Office product line-up," said Jerry Throgmartin, president and chief operating officer at H.H. Gregg. "The strength of Wang's 40 years in the computer business aligns well with H.H. Gregg's 36 years of doing buisness in appliances and electronics."
"Wang offers our customers a new line of computers from which to select and a strong service reputation," Throgmartin said. "Since customer service is our No. 1 priority at H.H. Gregg, this element is vital to the addition of any product line to our 14 retail stores."
The Wang EXEC Series includes a wide-range of cost-effective, feature-rich, and attractive systems. All systems come with at least two megabytes (MB) of system memory and Microsoft Corporation's Windows 3.0 graphical environment, allowing users to take advantage of a wide range of the latest application software. Microsoft Corporation's MS-DOS 5, as well as the latest release of the Microsoft Works integrated software package for word processing, spreadsheet, graphics, database management, and communications, are factory-installed on all models. The Microsoft Productivity and Entertainment Packs for Windows are also pre-loaded.
The systems also include a keyboard, a mouse, and an installation video on VHS tape. Two optional 14-inch VGA color monitors, with .41 and .28 dot pitch, respectively, are also available to complement models with unbundled configurations.
Wang EXEC system hardware is covered by a one-year limited factory warranty on parts and labor, with one year of on-site service at the user's home or office. Wang also offers telephone support through a toll-free number.
Wang Laboratories Inc., headquartered in Lowell, Mass., serves customers in 130 countries with computer-based information processing systems including data, text, image, and voice processing, as well as telecommunications and networking products.
H.H. Gregg is a privately owned retailer of appliances and electronics headquartered in Indianapolis, Ind., where it was founded in 1955 by H.H. Gregg and his wife, Fansy.
The company operates under the "super store" concept (approximate store size of 25,000 square feet) and sells name-brand major appliances, video, car and home audio, cabinets, cellular telephone, and home office products.
H.H. Gregg's highest priority is customer satisfaction, and the company enjoys a substantial reputation as offering a superior shopping experience without high sales pressure from its employees. H.H. Gregg is the largest appliance and electronics retialer in Indiana, where it is the market leader in every city in which it operates. The firm has approximately 500 employees.
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/CONTACT: Amy Small of Wang, 508-967-0511; or Retta Arbuckle of H.H. Gregg, 317-848-8710/
(WAN) CO: Wang Laboratories, Inc.; H.H. Gregg IN: Massachusetts, Indiana ST: CPR REA SU: DD-SD -- NE001 -- 0095 11/01/91 09:31 EST