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Two Valley technology companies merge

Richard Boyle of Integrated Technologies and Andre Tewinkel of ACS Computer Solutions are joining teams. Over the next few months they will be blending the two companies into one.

“This is an exciting opportunity to combine the best offerings and procedures from both companies — creating a stronger team which will offer the best of both worlds,” says Tewinkel.

Integrated Technologies started as Sneakers Computers in 2000, switching names in 2011 to better suit what the company provided. ACS Computer Solutions was a home-based computer business that started in 1994. Its first store opened on Fifth Street in 2001, shortly before Future Shop came to town. ACS moved into a bigger location on Kilpatrick Avenue in 2006.

Integrated and ACS were competing businesses in the past, but always on a friendly and professional manner. They would occasionally help each other when one would need an item or part that the other had in stock.

“Andre came over one day and we ended up talking about the possibility of joining forces,” says Boyle. “One thing led to another and here we are."

Andre and Richard will be serving all of their combined customers at 2663 Kilpatrick Ave. behind Driftwood Mall under the name ACS Computer Solutions.

There will be an open house Jan. 24 from 2 to 6 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

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