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New Partnership Brings More Efficient Shipping to the Copper Industry

Pittsburgh, PA, September 20, 2000 - eflatbed.com and eCopper, Inc. today announced a partnership to provide more efficient flatbed transportation management and logistics services to members conducting business on eCopper.com, a new digital marketplace for buyers and sellers of copper and copper alloy products and services.

As the preferred logistics service provider for transactions requiring flatbed transportation services, eflatbed.com will provide rate quotes and shipment management services on request to eCopper members.

eflatbed.com efficiently manages the entire shipment process through its online logistics management system. The system electronically links flatbed freight shipments with a carrier base of more than 1,600 carriers, all held to high-quality service standards.

“Our agreement with eflatbed.com is another positive step in our plan to create a digital marketplace offering a comprehensive selection of cost-reducing eCommerce services,” said Gary Holtzman, Chief Executive Officer and Chief Operating Officer of eCopper. “eCopper's service offerings create a more efficient way for copper products to be purchased and shipped.”

“eCopper's customers will benefit from eflatbed.com's experience in serving the metals industry,” said Joe Morgan, President of eflatbed.com. “By expanding our network of ready-to-move freight to include copper products, we are reinforcing our position as the premier provider of logistics services to the flatbed shipping industry.”

About eflatbed.com
Located in Pittsburgh, PA, eflatbed.com (www.eflatbed.com) is the only Internet transportation marketplace dedicated to providing complete logistics services to flatbed motor carriers and shippers. The eflatbed.com exchange, which electronically links available freight opportunities with potential carriers, improves the efficiency of the flatbed transportation system by integrating the entire shipment transaction process online-from load planning to payment. In addition to eCopper.com, eflatbed.com currently has strategic partnerships with FerrousExchange Inc and YardConnect.com.

eflatbed.com is a part of Quadrivius, Inc., headquartered in Rochester, PA. Quadrivius was recently formed as a holding company to drive the development of the logistics businesses of Pittsburgh Logistics Systems, Inc. (www.pghlogistics.com), eflatbed.com, PLS International LP (www.plsiglobal.com), and InnerLink Strategic Solutions (www.innerlink.com). Quadrivius' vision is to be a global provider of Total Transportation Management (TTM) services with a focus on industries that utilize flatbed motor carriers as a strategic component of their logistics system.

About eCopper.com
eCopper, Inc., at www.ecopper.com, is the first digital marketplace to focus solely on copper. eCopper is bringing online technology to the copper marketplace. By bringing online technology to the copper industry, it is the goal of eCopper to change the face of trading in copper and copper products, making it easier, faster and more cost-effective.

As a provider of copper-related information, eCopper will also keep industry professionals on the leading edge of developments affecting the future of the copper and copper products industries.

Elicia Troese, eflatbed.com, 412-928-2639, or etroese@quadrivius.com, or for eCopper, Robert Loewen, 480-767-7755, or bloewen@ecopper.com, or David Wiley, Wiley Anasazi Group, 602-954-6363, or anasazi@amug.org.

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