Creation Technologies Acquires Two EMS Providers

Manufacturer expands presence in the Central and Eastern USA through Taytronics and SMC acquisitions

Vancouver, BC | July 29, 2007

“We are extremely pleased to welcome the people and customers of such solid companies as SMC and Taytronics into the Creation family,” said Arthur Tymos, President and Chief Executive Officer of Creation Technologies. “These companies fit well with Creation’s current businesses, as both have cultures, leadership styles, people skills and experiences, service and technical capabilities, profit momentum and revenue growth opportunities that match ours. Also, these acquisitions provide Creation with the additional North American footprint we need to support and grow our customer base.”

The Taytronics operation will become Creation’s eighth business unit and will be renamed “Creation Technologies – Saint Peter”. Taytronics, an affiliate of Taylor Corporation in North Mankato, MN, has been providing EMS services to the Minnesota and Wisconsin area since 1990.

The company employs 125 people. All employees in the Saint Peter facility will continue to report to John Makela, General Manager. John will also join Creation’s Executive Leadership Team.

“We are very excited to be expanding Creation’s strong business model and culture in the Minnesota and mid-West areas,” said John Makela. “Creation’s existing OEM customers in the area, together with Taytronics’ impressive roster of customers, will greatly benefit from the additional capacity and services our business unit will provide.
Our employees will also profit from joining this employee-owned company that has maintained its culture of excellence throughout its North American expansion.” The ninth business unit, the SMC operation, will be renamed “Creation Technologies – Lexington”. Located in Lexington, KY, SMC has been servicing OEMs in the Central and Eastern US regions since 1994. The company employs 325 people. Employees in the Lexington facility will continue to report to Greg Howard, General Manager. Greg and John Zurborg, VP of Business Development, will also join Creation’s Executive Leadership Team.

“SMC is delighted to become part of Creation Technologies family providing EMS services to customers in the Central and Eastern US,” said Greg Howard, General Manager of Creation – Lexington. “Our proven leadership skills in business development and automated manufacturing will nicely complement the company’s expertise and will support its further growth.”

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.

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