February 7, 2007 — /PRNewswire/ — PHOENIX — Applied Mechanical Corporation of Austin, TX announced today the acquisition of Phoenix-based Cleanroom Sciences in an all cash transaction. Applied Mechanical will now offer Test, Certification, and Maintenance services for cleanrooms and mini-environments. This strategic move further establishes Applied Mechanical’s position as the leading outsource provider of on-site engineering, management, technical, and logistical support for advanced technology manufacturing.
“CRS is known as the value leader for Cleanroom Certification Services in advanced technology industries and is a perfect complement to the suite of technical services A-M currently provides to these same markets,” said Kelly McAndrew, President and CEO of Applied Mechanical. “The high level of professionalism and technical competence with which Gary Rolf and his CRS team conduct their business make this an easy fit operationally. Both organizations have strong cultures based on trust, honesty and team work, and both have a reputation for uncompromising commitment to their customers, their employees, and their communities.”
Applied Mechanical’s CFO, Johannes Brinkmann said, “The acquisition is part of our strategy to achieve consistently strong, stable growth by delivering the scope and quality of services that our customers expect. The considerable investments we made in our G&A and operational infrastructures over the past five years have enabled a new avenue of growth for Applied Mechanical.”
Cleanroom Sciences will take its place as Applied Mechanical’s fifth business unit along with: Construction Management Service, Semiconductor Equipment Services, Quality Assurance/ Quality Control Services, and Capital Equipment Relocation Services.
Applied Mechanical owner and Chairman Tim Self said, “The shareholders and board are very pleased with management’s execution of this strategic objective.”
About Applied Mechanical
Applied Mechanical (http://www.appliedmech.com/ ) is based in Austin, TX and Dublin, Ireland. With nearly 300 employees, they are the largest privately owned provider of out source technical, engineering and project management services to the semiconductor industry. The company’s five business units address the entire spectrum of service needs of semiconductor manufacturers. These include: cleanroom services, QA/QC testing of the chemical and gas delivery systems, construction and project management, OEM- level tool installation and service, and tool de-installation and relocation.
About Cleanroom Sciences
Cleanroom Sciences (http://www.crsaz.com/ ) is a Phoenix based company founded by cleanroom certification pioneer Gary Rolf. They are one of only a handful of companies to offer the complete range of services for cleanrooms and other controlled environments. CRS has helped author many of the standards that govern the cleanroom industry today and they have been a major contributor to the development of procedures, test media, training, and reporting formats that are now the de facto standards in the industry. In addition to services provided by their own NEBB accredited employees, they conduct certification classes for other individuals and service companies in support of IEST, NEBB, ASHREA and other industry organizations.
Source: Applied Mechanical Corporation
CONTACT: Steven Rorabacher, Director of Marketing of Applied Mechanical
Corporation, +1-505-922-6014 or [email protected]
Web site: http://www.appliedmech.com/