LearnShare Continues to Grow Roster of Fortune 500 Companies

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LearnShare, LLC, the consortium of Fortune 500 companies organized to research, design, purchase, package, and share best practices in the training and development field, released today the names of the new members that have joined the consortium through third quarter 2004.

LearnShare, LLC, the consortium of Fortune 500 companies organized to research, design, purchase, package, and share best practices in the training and development field, released today the names of the new members that have joined the consortium through third quarter 2004.

The list includes:

Dana Corporation, a global leader in the design, engineering, and manufacture of value-added products and systems for automotive, commercial, and off-highway vehicles.

EaglePicher Incorporated, a diversified manufacturer and marketer of innovative, advanced technology and industrial products for space, defense, automotive, filtration, pharmaceutical, environmental and commercial applications worldwide.

Holcim (US) Inc., one of the nation's leading manufacturers and suppliers of cement and mineral components. The U.S. division of the company operates 14 manufacturing facilities and over 70 distribution facilities.

Insulate America, America's largest independent insulation contracting organization based in Shelby, North Carolina with over 200 locations in 45 states.

Valvoline, a division of Ashland, Inc., which serves more than 140 countries worldwide and is a leading marketer, distributor and producer of quality branded automotive and industrial products and services.

"The benefit of joining LearnShare is that their proven solutions and best-practice sharing enables us to decrease cycle time, cost, and experimentation, and increase the successful implementation of learning and development solutions that support our bottom line," said Max Arbolida, Vice President of Employee Relations at EaglePicher Incorporated.

These companies join more than 30 other companies, including UPS and CIGNA Corporation, that have tapped into the power of LearnShare. Each of these companies has turned to LearnShare to leverage.

Its renowned Learning Management System that was designed by and for the largest corporate training and development organizations in the world. The sharing of best practices among its membership and the industry at large and the collective strength of the consortium in purchasing and development.

About LearnShare

LearnShare LLC, founded in 1996, is a consortium of 31 diverse, industry-leading companies dedicated to sharing their proven expertise and innovative practices across member organizations to enhance their competitive advantage. LearnShare's key focus is to provide technology-based learning solutions, collaborative communities, best practices and applied research to meet its members' mission critical business education and development needs. The original member companies are 3M, ChevronTexaco, Deere & Co., Eaton, General Motors, Levi Strauss & Co, Motorola, Northwest Airlines, Owens Corning, Owens-Illinois, Pfizer Inc, Pilkington, and UnitedHealth Group. For more information, visit http://www.learnshare.com.

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