Sierra Proto Express Acquires PC Boards Inc.

Sunnyvale, CA-Ken Bahl, president of Sierra Proto Express announced the acquisition of PC Boards Inc. in Chanute, Kansas.

"PC Boards has everything we need to actualize our future growth plans," stated Bahl. "They represent a perfect complement to what we do in Sunnyvale. We handle high- technology, small-volume, quick-turn products while PC Boards does the mid-volume, mid-technology product mix. Combined with PC Boards' offshore alliances, this will allow us to provide our customers with a complete PCB solution. The fact that both the Sunnyvale and Chanute plants are Mil-Spec certified will work in our favor as well."

Dennis Steinman, president and founder of PC Boards added, "This is an excellent opportunity for the people at PC Boards, which will be called Sierra Midwest. I am very excited about the growth plans that Ken and his team bring to Chanute. Through a series of acquisitions and roll-ups, the plan is to grow this facility to double its size in just a couple of years. This will be good for everybody-our customers, our employees, the community, the company and Sierra. It's a win all around."

About Sierra Proto Express

Sierra Proto Express is a PCB industry leader in developing new cutting edge technologies. In 2006 Sierra introduced a virtually indestructible, high- reliability lead-free printed circuit board capable of withstanding over 2,000 thermal cycles. Recently, Sierra launched Micro-Electronic Rigid PCBs with 1-mil lines and spacing. Sierra Proto Express is one of the industry's fastest growing PCB Fabrication companies with sales expected to exceed $40 million in 2007.

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