Merger Forms i3 Business Solutions

April 14, 2004
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GRAND RAPIDS — The owners of SilverLake Resources and 21st Century Computer Specialists today announced the official merger of their companies to form i3 Business Solutions LLC.

Both companies are leading providers of enterprise class information technology (IT) solutions and professional services. SilverLake Resources and 21st Century Computer Specialists are privately held companies and both are based in Grand Rapids. The company will operate out of a facility at 5005-B Cascade Road SE and will expand to 32 employees.

Both companies have been in the IT industry for more than 13 years and have focused on the Michigan and Northern Ohio and Indiana markets. SilverLake Resources is an authorized IBM Business Partner and Microsoft Certified Business Solutions Partner. The merger will further extend the new company’s broad portfolio of enterprise-class integration and application solutions. It also will enhance its ability to deliver industry-specific ERP solutions and integration services and assist customers with mission critical support capabilities.

Both companies have core competencies in IT products and services that bring together a wide range of expertise in configuration, implementation and installation.

“This merger will allow our customers to have a single source supplier for enterprise-class hardware, software and integration services from the industry’s leading manufacturers,” said Kathy Labozzetta, executive managing partner.

The new i3 Business Solutions enterprise is owned and operated by Labozzetta, Mark Hoekstra, Tom Ralya and Mike Ritsema.           

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