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Creation Partners with Industry Experts to Host Customer Forum in Minnesota

Jul 28, 2010

On June 17th, 2010, Creation Technologies’ brand new, custom-built, St. Peter, MN facility celebrated its Grand Opening in conjunction with Creation’s Synergy 2010 Forum, dedicated to collaborative supply chain planning and sustainability.

Creation – St. Peter welcomed guests from its Original Equipment Manufacturing (OEM) customers, supply chain partners, the St. Peter City Council, builder RW Carlstrom, and other community members for an official ribbon-cutting, celebration luncheon and strategic forum to promote synergy throughout the EMS supply chain.

With current market constraints as the industry continues to rebound dramatically from its 2009 downturn, close collaboration and integration are critical to maintaining a competitive edge in the electronics sector. Creation’s 2010 Strategy forum united the company, its customers and its supply chain partners to develop creative ways to stay ahead of the curve.

In addition to sharing ideas for expanded design services and lean solutions for product supply, Creation’s St. Peter Forum guests participated in an interactive panel discussion that featured market insight from senior representatives at distribution partners including Avnet, Future, Digi-Key, TTI and Arrow Electronics.

Over 40 of Creation's current OEM customers, potential customers, and distribution partners attended the successful event. Creation’s commitment to enabling its partners to ‘work together’ through ongoing forums is evidenced by the St. Peter session’s feedback:

‘…the inspiration to many of my thoughts through the weekend.’ (OEM Customer)

‘…industry experts sharing their experiences is always good.’ (OEM Potential Customer)

‘The format was encouraging and fun.’ (OEM Customer)

‘I was most impressed with both the content and delivery.’ (Distribution Partner)

The eighth of eleven Creation business units, Creation - St. Peter has been providing EMS services to the Minnesota and Wisconsin area since 1990. Currently providing total electronics solutions for more than a dozen leading OEMs, Creation - St. Peter’s product expertise includes automotive smart switches, filtration system controls, elemental trace identification equipment and RFID tracking devices. The business unit is ITAR-, ISO 9001- and ISO 13485-certified. The new facility is tailored to Creation’s requirements, and the 50,000 sq ft of premium manufacturing space mean increased potential for integrated systems manufacturing and After-Market Services solutions.

Creation Technologies is a Global Top-50 and North American Top-10 Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) provider focused on building premier customer relationships with companies in the Instrumentation & Industrial, Medical, Wireless & Communications, Security & Environment, Defense, Multimedia & Computers and Transportation markets.

Creation provides start-to-finish manufacturing and supply chain solutions - from design support and new product development to final integration, product distribution and after-market services - to its customers across North America and worldwide.

Since 1991, Creation’s financial strength, employee ownership philosophy and commitment to ongoing investment in its technical capabilities have created a highly stable partner for original equipment manufacturers. The company of approximately 2,200 people operates 11 business units in British Columbia, California, Texas, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois, Kentucky, Ontario and China.

More information on Creation Technologies can be found at http://www.creationtech.com

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