Press Release – Two Leading Upper Peninsula Technology Firms Join Forces

DSTech Softek technology services
Monday, January 7, 2002

Escanaba, MI — Delcomp, Inc. today announced that it has acquired SOFTEK effective January 1, 2002. As two of the longest standing computer technology-based businesses in the region, the combined entity will form the largest firm of its type in Northern Michigan employing over 30 fulltime staff.

Commenting on the transaction Delcomp President Joe Knauf noted, “This business combination comes at the right time for both SOFTEK and Delcomp. As technology use by our customers continues to advance, we were limited to a certain extent in our ability to provide the full range of services required by our customers. By joining forces, we are able to establish the critical mass needed to continue to provide technology leadership and support to our clients.” “This merger is very complimentary,” noted SOFTEK General Manager Gary Micheau. “Although there is any number of ways to acquire computer hardware and software today, the key to success is still service — before, during and after the sale. Service to our customers has always been the focus of both Delcomp and SOFTEK and will continue to be our primary focus.”

Under the new name of Delcomp/SOFTEK, the firm will continue to partner with Lasco Development Corporation of Marquette to serve the businesses in the region with a broad range of technology-based services. The main offices for Delcomp/SOFTEK will be in the Penstar Office Center located at 1431 N. 26 Street in Escanaba, MI.

About Delcomp, Inc.

Delcomp, Inc., established in 1976, has been a provider of data processing and technology related services since its inception. Based in Escanaba, MI, Delcomp has provided businesses throughout the Upper Peninsula and Northeastern Wisconsin with various computer services including payroll services, bank item processing, system integration services and complete system outsourcing services. Delcomp also provides software development and software support services to clients on a nationwide basis. Delcomp is the only IBM business partner in the Upper Peninsula.

About SOFTEK

SOFTEK, established in Delta County in 1986, has been the leading provider of PC systems in the region. With its SOFTEK PC brand, SOFTEK has provided businesses and homeowners with the highest quality PC systems available. In addition to their retail operations, SOFTEK has established itself as a leading provider of networking services including design, implementation and support. Offering dial access as UP.NET, SOFTEK is the leading provider of Internet access services in Delta county through its partnership with Baraga Telephone Company. SOFTEK is also the authorized distributor for Soltek Motherboards in North America.

Additional information and details about Delcomp and SOFTEK can be obtained at their websites, WWW.DELCOMP.NET and WWW.SOFTEKPC.COM or by calling Joe Knauf at 906-786-3583.

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