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Chassis Plans and Component Sourcing Group, a Hispanic Woman Owned 8(a) Firm, Enter SBA Mentor Protege Program Agreement

SBA Mentor Protege Program helps certified 8(a) firms such as CSG expand their capabilities by leveraging Chassis Plans, as the Mentor, core competencies in integrated turnkey rackmount computer systems and rugged military grade rack mount computers.

San Diego, CA - October 1, 2009 - Chassis Plans, The Original Industrial Computer Source®, and Component Sourcing Group of Tustin, CA, an SBA 8(a) certified Woman Owned Minority firm, announce they have been officially approved under the SBA Mentor Protege program where Chassis Plans will mentor CSG in industrial rackmount computer design, integration, and marketing. Both companies joined this prestigious program in response to their Federal customer's efforts to increase the level of participation by small businesses in government contracting.

Chassis Plans and Component Sourcing Group are excited about this Mentor Protege Agreement as it provides a unique vehicle to offer federal customers the combined resources, financing, and business systems of both companies while having the ability to operate as a single small business entity. According to Dan Swoish, Vice President of Component Sourcing Group, "The power of this relationship supplies a strong capability to perform in large, complex military projects and programs."

"CSG has a long history of providing component level support the Chassis Plans and has been instrumental in our success with finding out of production products required by spec into some of our military contracts. Expanding this relationship to assist them in learning higher level support and integration will strengthen our end-user support." said Steve Travis, VP Sales for Chassis Plans.

Marc DeMatteo, Chassis Plans' General Manager added, "Chassis Plans and CSG have a common vision for quality, integrity, and success and our capabilities nicely complement each other. We've worked well together on numerous projects over the last several years, so we're thrilled to formalize our relationship under this Mentor Protege agreement to provide greater access and support to our customers."

The intent of the SBA's Mentor Protege Program is to enhance and strengthen the capabilities of the small business protege through mentoring activities to improve its opportunities to successfully compete for various government contracts, and ultimately transition into larger prime contracting opportunities. This Mentor Protege Agreement is a valuable tool in support of the Government's small business initiatives and the desire to stimulate economic development through increased small business utilization. The combined entity gains the advantages of each firm; 8(a) contracting advantage of the Protege with the experience and capabilities of the larger Mentor.

About Chassis Plans
Chassis Plans is a recognized leader in manufacturing fully configured turn-key military grade rackmount computer solutions for the industrial, rugged, and military markets. They manufacture 1U to 6U ATX and Single Board Computer systems tailored exactly to customer application requirements. They also manufacture a full line of industrial rack mount and panel mount LCD monitors and keyboard drawers.

Chassis Plans specializes in long-life product support offering unmatched in-house custom chassis design, long-life industrial motherboards and SBC's with strict revision control and material obsolescence management for trouble free program deployment. Key military customers include companies such as L3, Lockheed, and Northrop Grumman. Notable commercial customers include Siemens, Nikon, & General Electric. Chassis Plans' Systems are Engineered to Perform!® Please visit www.chassis-plans.com for more information or e-mail at saleseng@chassisplans.com.

About Component Sourcing Group, Inc. (CSG)
Component Sourcing Group, Inc. (CSG) is a leading supplier of IT equipment and office products with a proven track record of excellence with government agencies, prime contractors and large businesses. Our mission is to deliver quality Hardware, Software, Office Products and Consulting Solutions in support of the Federal government, at the best value.

CSG is an 8(a) Minority, Woman-owned firm with a GSA Schedule 70 IT Services contract, # GS-35F0357. CSG has successfully delivered, on time, at competitive pricing millions of dollars of custom configured servers, rugged laptops and vital it equipment and components to many government agencies including U.S. Marines, SPAWAR, Department of Veteran Affairs, USDA and U.S. Air Force.

CSG has earned a current Defense Logistics Agency (DLA) rating of 98.01% on their Automated Best Value System for 127 contracts. (The average vendor rating on the DLA system is 88.40%). CSG is also a valued partner to commercial clients Raytheon, Northrop Grumman, Lockheed Martin and CACI. Please visit www.csgamerica.com for more information or e-mail at dans@csgamerica.com.

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davidl@chassisplans.com

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