Business notes


Wauwatosa-based Delta Communications has acquired the Technical Services Group of EXCELtech of Waukesha.

"We are now able to offer, in addition to our traditional wide-area offerings, technical support for Microsoft, Citrix and other application software, plus physical installation of cable plants, computer-room equipment and telephone systems," said Spencer A. Thomason, owner of Delta Communications.
The acquisition gives Delta considerable growth opportunity, Thomason said. While Delta has offered services have primarily focused on linking facilities, the company can now offer services for communications within facilities. "We’ll be able to offer services from the network all the way down to the desktop," he said.
Delta Communications, founded in 1973, offers communications products and systems, and related support for businesses, such as local and wide-area networking, voice data integration, and fiber optics. It employs seven people at its offices at 11617 W. Blue Mound Rd.
EXCELtech has been in business for more than 12 years, with its prime focus on CAD/CAM software. The Technical Services Group handles repair and technical support for computer and communications systems. Located at Waukesha at highways JJ and 164, the Technical Services Group has five people.
Both locations and staffs will be maintained, Thomason said. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

– Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer & Associates of Milwaukee has formed a strategic alliance with Arc Design Resources of Rockford, Ill. Through the alliance, the firms will jointly pursue civil engineering projects in targeted regions of Illinois.
Arc Design, established in 1993, has 19 employees and has public and private clients of its civil engineering services. It has about $2 million in annual revenue.
Graef, Anhalt, Schloemer & Associates is a multi-disciplined engineering firm with offices in Milwaukee, Green Bay, Madison and Chicago.

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– UltraServe Corp., a computer consulting firm based in Menomonee Falls, and Integra Systems of West Allis will merge. UltraServe, founded in 1995, has primarily provided mainframe operating systems installation, maintenance and upgrades. Integra Systems is a six-year-old firm specializing in small systems network design, connectivity and applications development.
The two companies have had a longstanding partnering relationship, according to James A. Erdahl, president of UltraServe. "We’ve referred business to each other for several years as our customers have required solutions outside of our areas of expertise."
Patrick McHugh, president of Integra Systems, noted the merger would eliminate duplicated costs of sales, marketing and office functions.

– Trinity Employment Services of Brown Deer has formed a new ownership group based on a succession plan initiated by the firm’s founder, Robert E. Holton, who will remain an advisor to the firm.
Steven J. O’Brien, formerly vice president for operations, is now president. David L. Burmeister, formerly branch manager, is now vice president. James T. English, formerly controller, is now CFO. Kenneth Wisniewski is now branch manager. The firm focuses on industrial, clerical and white-collar job candidates. It plans to expand into new staffing and HR market segments.
Trinity has offices in Waukesha, South Milwaukee, Brookfield and Brown Deer.

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