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OPI named Canon Outstanding Partner for third time
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Patrick Jacobs, service technician at Office Products Inc., prepares a Canon copier for delivery to a customer. OPI recently won the Canon Outstanding Partner Award for the third time. - photo by COURTESY PHOTO

Office Products Inc. has earned its third Outstanding Partner Award from Canon U.S.A., along with a plaque of appreciation for its 25 years as a Canon dealer.

The award recognizes OPI for achieving year-over-year growth of at least 25 percent, while the plaque thanks the business for its "loyalty and support."

"It is extremely gratifying to earn this prestigious award for the third time," said OPI co-owner Kenny Vink, noting the earlier honors came in 2002 and 2004. "This demonstrates our longevity and continuous top performance.

"We have been able to sustain this level of service even during a stagnant economy," Vink added. "This should illustrate to our customers that we are providing a quality product with quality service to back it up."

OPI also has won several Canon Top Dealer awards over the years.

Vink credits these honors to OPI staff members and their knowledge of Canon copier digital technology.

"These copiers do it all and our technicians understand all the technology involved," Vink said. "There have been color advancements, and in addition to making copies quickly, they also scan, fax and connect to the internet. This type of machine is vital to business in this new age."

Willie Spires, OPI service manager, noted that OPI understands the importance of education and sends all service technicians to comprehensive schools.

"Our training involves all the intricacies of these Canon copiers," Spires said. "The training allows us to sustain our high level of service. OPI customers can be assured that we will take care of them from sale to installation to service."

OPI is located at 1204 Main in Great Bend, 516 Broadway in Larned and 724 N. Main in Russell.