SOURCE: Fortress International Group, Inc.

Fortress International Group, Inc.

April 22, 2009 07:00 ET

Fortress International Group's Bill Pirrone to Speak at Telx CEO Rountable April 23rd, 2009

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony for Telx Co-location Facility

COLUMBIA, MD--(Marketwire - April 22, 2009) - Fortress International Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIGI) (NASDAQ: FIGIU) (NASDAQ: FIGIW), a leading provider of Consulting and Engineering, Construction Management and 24/7/365 Site Services for mission-critical facilities, today announced that Bill Pirrone, Senior Vice President of Strategy Development for Fortress, will speak at the Telx-sponsored CEO Roundtable on April 23rd. Telx, a leading provider of network-neutral co-location and interconnection services, will host the event at its new co-location facility located at 100 Delawanna Avenue in Clifton, New Jersey, just outside the New York metro area. The event will be attended by CIOs, CFOs and CEOs who seek to learn more about the offerings of the facility and the technology and process behind the design and build-out of the space.

Mr. Pirrone led the efforts for Fortress International Group (formerly Rubicon Professional Services), who served as the consultant and construction manager for the Telx facility and performed the design, oversight and build-out of the 10,000 square foot raised floor space. Bill will address attendees gathered for the facility's ribbon-cutting ceremony on how Fortress worked with Telx to first understand their business model and capital and performance expectations and then turn them into an executable plan that delivered on those expectations in terms of cost, schedule and resiliency.

Michael Terlizzi, Executive Vice President of Operations for Telx stated: "Fortress is uniquely qualified to speak to an audience seeking answers to their critical facility lifecycle questions. They are not only interested in the technology that goes into a state-of-the-art facility such as this, but also in understanding the process behind how you go from stated goals, straight through to the end product, while achieving those goals. Bill's in-depth knowledge and many years of experience, particularly in the data center co-location market sector, offers them valuable insight into strategic planning and coordination required to achieve maximum levels of uptime and efficiency."

The new facility offers Telx customers the ability to connect to more than 400 firms, including carriers, business exchanges, and enterprises, all with only a single point of connection between the networks. As a result, this network-neutral facility provides access to the largest number of carriers and businesses with some of the lowest latency rates in the region. In addition, the new Clifton facility offers diverse connections to three other Telx locations: two in New York City; one in Weehawken, NJ.

About Telx:

Telx is a world-class leader in providing interconnectivity solutions through their network-neutral and network rich, colocation facilities. With over a dozen facilities in North America, Telx offers cost effective networking solutions for customers to seamlessly access diverse global networks and exchange information in a secure and reliable environment. Over 600 leading telecommunications carriers, ISP's, content providers and enterprises rely on Telx's world-class team to support their mission-critical global infrastructure needs and to create a global connectivity marketplace to dramatically expand their business growth opportunities. Telx is a privately held company headquartered in New York City with facilities in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Clara, Miami, Phoenix, Charlotte, and Weehawken, NJ. For more information about Telx, visit www.telx.com.

About Fortress International Group, Inc.:

Fortress International Group, Inc. is leading mission-critical facilities into a new era of maximum uptime and efficiency. By combining the knowledge and experience of Total Site Solutions and Rubicon Professional Services, two experts in critical facilities infrastructure, Fortress International provides Consulting and Engineering, Construction Management and 24/7/365 Site Services for the world's most technology dependent organizations. Serving as a trusted advisor, Fortress delivers the strategic guidance and pre-planning that makes every stage of the critical facility lifecycle more efficient. For those who own, lease or manage mission-critical facilities, Fortress provides innovative end-to-end capital management, energy, IT strategy, procurement, design, construction, implementation and operations solutions that optimize performance and reduce cost. Fortress International Group, Inc. -- setting a new standard for the optimized critical facility.

Fortress International Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: FIGI) is headquartered in Maryland, with offices throughout the U.S. For more information, visit: www.FortressInternationalGroup.com or call 888-321-4877.

Contact Information

  • Company Contact:
    James S. Embley
    President
    Fortress International Group, Inc.
    Phone: (703) 346-5889
    jembley@thefigi.com

    Investor Relations:
    Sanjay M. Hurry
    The Piacente Group
    Phone: (212) 481-2050
    sanjay@tpg-ir.com