Lexington-based printer maker Lexmark International announced two major customer deals Thursday. The company recently became the manufacturer of choice for a bid by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. The contract calls for the possible placement of more than 20,000 black-and-white and color laser printers throughout 260 VA locations in the next three to four months. The bid was awarded directly to Alvarez & Associates, a Lexmark partner and technology firm based in Washington D.C. The company is owned by a veteran injured in the Vietnam War.
Lexmark also announced Thursday that it has been named the managed print services provider of TBC Corporation, which operates 800 U.S. retail tire and automotive maintenance stores under brands including Big O Tires and Tire Kingdom. Financial terms of the three-year deal were not disclosed.