SOURCE: Charles Industries, Ltd.

Charles Industries, Ltd.

August 30, 2010 13:20 ET

Charles Industries, Ltd. Receives GSA Listing Through Walker and Associates, Inc.

ROLLING MEADOWS, IL--(Marketwire - August 30, 2010) - Charles Industries, Ltd. (Charles), in partnership with Walker and Associates, Inc. of Welcome, NC, is pleased to announce that the company has received a General Services Administration (GSA) listing through Walker's GSA Information Technology Schedule 70 (IT 70) Contract GS-35F-0419W. This listing allows Charles to sell channel banks, T1 products, and battery chargers to a multitude of federal, state and local government agencies that are approved to buy from the GSA.

Walker and Associates, Inc. will actively market Charles products through their extensive sales channels with the Department of Defense, as well as federal and state government agencies. Walker will also provide sales and marketing support for Charles' GSA-listed products to these government entities.

The General Services Administration establishes long-term government-wide contracts with commercial firms to provide access to over 10 million commercial supplies and services that can be ordered directly from GSA contractors or through an online shopping and ordering system (www.gsaadvantage.gov).

"As a U.S.-based manufacturer with more than 40 years of experience, Charles takes pride in supporting our nation's government with quality products designed for reliable service," says Bob Novak, senior vice president and chief operating officer for Charles. "We're very enthusiastic about this new dimension to our relationship with Walker, and look forward to jointly marketing our products to the federal government through the GSA for years to come."

Specific Charles product lines included in Walker's GSA Schedule include 360-80 Intelligent Channel Banks, STS 3192 T1 Span Termination Systems, and HQ Series Battery Chargers. More information about these products can be found on www.walkerfirst.com.

About Charles Industries, Ltd.
2010 marks Charles Industries' 42nd year as a privately held, diversified manufacturing and technology company serving telecommunications, CATV, utility, government, marine and industrial markets. Founded in 1968, the company is ISO 9001:2000 and TL 9000 registered and headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois, with four additional U.S.-based manufacturing centers. For further information, please visit www.charlesindustries.com or call (847) 806-6300.

About Walker and Associates, Inc.
Walker and Associates supports communications delivery technologies such as IP, VoIP, Ethernet, fiber, FTTX, BLC, MSAP, optical multiplexing, routing, point-to-point wireless, point-to-multi-point wireless, wireless amplification and WiMAX. In addition, Walker provides a host of physical plant products such as fiber/copper connectivity, power systems, indoor/outdoor enclosures and outside plant products. In addition to supplying basic material, Walker offers the best in network deployment services, including product advice, quality installation, expert systems integration and unsurpassed customer service. For further information, please visit us at www.walkerfirst.com or 800-WALKER1.

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