Creation Acquires Circuit Service, Inc. (“CSI”) and Changzhou CSI, Ltd. (“CCSI”)

Electronics manufacturer expands presence in Central US and adds Asian manufacturing facility

Vancouver, BC | September 4, 2008

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.”

Creation ( provides total product lifecycle solutions including turnkey design, rapid prototyping, manufacturing and fulfillment to its customers around the world. Since 1991, Creation has been focused on making it easy for OEMs to ‘say yes’ to their customers. The company of approximately 3,000 people operates nine manufacturing locations, two design centers and a rapid prototyping center in the USA, Canada, Mexico and China. Its OEM customers are in the Industrial & Instrumentation, Medical, Communications, Transportation, Aerospace, Defense & Security, and Energy & Environmental markets.

Contact Us

Interested in becoming a supplier? Visit our supplier page.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.