Creation Technologies Acquires Circuit Service and Changzhou CSI - Leading electronics manufacturer expands footprint in Central US and adds Asian manufacturing facility

    VANCOUVER, Sept. 4 /CNW Telbec/ - Creation Technologies, a global
Top-50 Electronic Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider and expert in
manufacturing complex electronic products for OEMs, today announced it has
acquired EMS providers, Circuit Service, Inc. (CSI) of Wheeling, Illinois and
its Chinese subsidiary, Changzhou CSI, Ltd. (CCSI) of Changzhou, China.
    The acquisition extends Creation's footprint in the Central US region and
the new Asian business unit expands Creation's 'right-shore' manufacturing
solutions to provide local, regional and global solutions to existing and
future customers. Completing its sixth acquisition in the past five years,
Creation further solidifies its position among the top 15 EMS providers in
North America.
    "We are delighted to be welcoming the customers and people of Circuit
Service Wheeling and Changzhou into the Creation family," said Arthur Tymos,
President & Chief Executive Officer of Creation Technologies. "A key element
of Creation's commitment to excellence is broadening our North American and
Asian footprint to support and grow our customer base. A Top-100 contract
manufacturer, Circuit Service's similar service, technical capabilities,
profit momentum and growth opportunities will only serve to enhance and
reinforce our existing operations and customer offerings."
    The CSI Wheeling operation, now called Creation Technologies - Chicago,
is the tenth Creation business unit. Employing more than 250 people, it has
been providing exceptional EMS services to its customers in the Central and
Eastern US since 1972. The people in the Wheeling facility will continue to
report to James Herring, Circuit Service's current President and CEO.
    The CCSI China facility, now called Creation Technologies - Changzhou, is
Creation's eleventh business unit. "This opens up a new growth market
opportunity in Asia for Creation," said Tymos. "In addition, Changzhou will
provide services to our North American customers who have products whose
right-shore manufacturing needs fit an Asian model." The 60 people who work in
the Changzhou facility will continue to report to Charles Ma, who remains its
General Manager.
    James Herring will also play a key role in ensuring a smooth transition
for both the Chicago and Changzhou facilities over the coming months. "Circuit
Service is delighted to become part of Creation Technologies," said Herring.
"Our 35-year history of excellence closely matches that of Creation. Joining
the Creation family will provide both our customers and our people with an
even stronger foundation for future growth and success."

    About Creation Technologies

    Creation Technologies is a global Top-50 Electronic Manufacturing
Services (EMS) provider focused on manufacturing complex electronics for
businesses in the industrial controls, instrumentation, medical, wireless and
other communications, safety and security, defense and transportation markets.
    The company provides complete manufacturing solutions from design support
and new product development to final assembly, packaging and product
distribution to its customers across North America. Creation's financial
strength, employee ownership philosophy and commitment to ongoing investment
in its technical capabilities have created a highly stable partner for
Original Equipment Manufacturers. With the completion of this transaction, the
company will employ approximately 2,200 people and operate 11 manufacturing
facilities in British Columbia, California, Texas, Minnesota, Wisconsin,
Illinois, Kentucky, Ontario and China.

    More information on Creation Technologies can be found at:

For further information:

For further information: Deborah Gillies, Creation Technologies, (604)
453-3424,; Jennifer Barron, High Road
Communications, (604) 630-1039 ext. 401,

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