December 03, 2007 09:00 ET

Oregon-Based MEI LLC Announces National Expansion of MEI Rigging and Crating: Serving Semiconductor, Heavy Equipment and Industrial Moving

ALBANY, OR--(Marketwire - December 3, 2007) - MEI LLC, headquartered in Albany, Oregon, a leading provider of semiconductor services, including equipment and machinery moving and installation, today announced the acquisition of Nationwide Rigging and Crating, a heavy equipment moving and crating business based in Texas and California. In addition, MEI announced the opening of a new office in Lehi, Utah, to serve the growing semiconductor and related industries between Salt Lake City and Provo. These new offices will supplement MEI's core Rigging operations serving the Semiconductor and Solar industry in Oregon from Hillsborough to Eugene. Together these businesses will be operated as MEI Rigging & Crating, providing full service rigging, machinery moving and crating services for plant relocation or equipment moving to a broad range of customers in the Semiconductor, Solar, MEMs and Heavy Industries nationwide.

"This merger enables us to service our customers more effectively," said Dan Cappello, CEO and President of MEI LLC. "This acquisition allows us to expand nationally to serve the growing needs of these industries by building upon the years of experience the two companies have with service oriented, value added, crating, moving and rigging."

With hundreds of clients nationwide, MEI LLC is a leader in providing a broad range of services to the semiconductor and process industries. Combining Nationwide's expertise in heavy equipment rigging, factory relocations, and specialty moves, with MEI's advanced capabilities in moving sensitive equipment and working in clean room environments, MEI Rigging & Crating will deliver a comprehensive solution to industry customers relocating or storing equipment locally, nationally or overseas. The expanded geographic base, including locations in Oregon, California, Texas and Utah, enable MEI Rigging & Crating to readily serve the needs of the growing industrial, semiconductor and solar industries nationwide.

Kurt Wozniak, General Manager of MEI Rigging & Crating, agrees, "The combination of our two companies will bring greater capabilities to our customers, and will allow us to serve a larger market with greater efficiencies. The depth and breadth of our Crating and Rigging experience is second to none."


MEI is a diversified manufacturing and service company serving the semiconductor and high technology industries. The company's specialties include wet process systems and services; robotics automation software; Industrial and Process tool moving, rigging and crating services; clean room safety, ergonomic and support equipment; as well as a variety of manufacturing services, including machine, metal and plastic fabrication and powder coating. MEI has built its reputation upon a passion for outstanding customer service since 1990. For more information about MEI, visit

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