Vibrant Technologies Acquires TechWorks

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“MINNEAPOLIS — Vibrant Technologies, Inc. (Vibrant) today announced the acquisition of TechWorks, LLC (TechWorks). TechWorks, LLC, a leading networking remarketer, specializes in Cisco and HP networking equipment. This acquisition represents Vibrant’s increasing commitment to remarketing of networking equipment. Jon Maring, TechWorks Founder, will join Vibrant Technologies beginning immediately and will lead Vibrant’s newly established Networking Division. “

TechWorks brings category expertise and industry leadership to Vibrant in refurbished and off-lease Cisco Networking switches and routers, Juniper equipment, HP ProCurve Networking, Dell PowerConnect Switches, and additional brands of new and used network hardware. TechWorks will be integrated into the existing Vibrant team.

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According to Vibrant co-founder Dave Larson, “This transaction represents a significant opportunity to accelerate the continued growth of Vibrant and substantially enhance the Company’s strategic expansion of the networking equipment division.”

“We are thrilled to welcome the TechWorks staff as a vital part of Vibrant’s growing team,” said Jennifer Larson, CEO of Vibrant Technologies. “Jon Maring is a leader in networking resale whom we have been impressed by for many years, as both a partner and client. TechWorks quickly made its mark in the networking industry and we can’t wait to put additional resources behind this team’s substantial expertise to bolster Vibrant’s capabilities in the networking space.”

Jon Maring, founder of TechWorks commented, “I am very excited by the opportunity to work with Vibrant to establish the same market leadership in networking that they’ve delivered on in servers and data storage since the 1990s. Vibrant’s resources will allow us to provide more selection and value to our customers while also offering a great environment for our employees to thrive in.”

Jim Litzau, Cisco UCS Product Manager at Vibrant stated, “I am truly looking forward to working alongside Jon Maring and his team as we take our networking group to the next level. As a specialist in Cisco servers, I’ve gotten to know Jon and am more than confident that he will thrive at Vibrant and challenge for position as the leading network equipment dealer in the industry.”

About Vibrant Technologies

Vibrant Technologies is the leading buyer and seller of new and used Enterprise IT equipment, including Servers, Networking Hardware and Data Storage Equipment. Established in 1998, Vibrant has had ongoing growth throughout its nearly 20-year history and recently expanded into a 75,000 square foot warehouse and refurbishment facility in the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area where they house nearly 200,000 systems and parts. Clients rely on Vibrant because of their reputation for quality, tested equipment and product expertise, a commitment to customer satisfaction, and a massive on-demand inventory. Systems and features can be shipped immediately and custom configured to meet each client’s needs.

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