FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                      4661 Haygood Road, Suite 102

                                                                       Virginia Beach, VA 23455

                                                                        Contact:  Kelly Thorp

                                                                        Tel.  757-363-7575

                                                                        Fax:  757-363-3443



 The 86th Communications Group located on Ramstein Air Base, Germany recently awarded the Communications Extended Services Contract (CESC) to Atlantic CommTech Corporation.  The CESC is a five year Indefinite Delivery Indefinite Quantity (IDIQ) contract with an estimated value of $2.5 million.

            Upon notification of contract award Atlantic CommTech president, Mr. Kelly Thorp stated, “This award represents a strategic win for Atlantic CommTech.  We have worked with this customer for the past two years primarily through our GSA contract and I believe that we were selected as a direct result of our outstanding performance record”.  According to technical representative MSgt. Roger Barnett, “this contract is a “first” for the 86th CG and, quite possibly, a first for USAFE.  The CESC scope of work encompasses all aspects of communications and information systems engineering and installation (E&I) services.  The geographic coverage mirrors that of the 86th CG area of responsibility.  The award of this contract will allow the 86th CG to better serve customers with the support of a single contractor with standard pricing and the implementation of proactive quality control processes and procedures”. 

            Atlantic CommTech Corporation is a small business with its headquarters located in Virginia Beach, VA and a branch office in Ramstein, Germany.  Although a relatively new company, Atlantic CommTech reported 400% growth for year-end 2000 and was ranked (according to annual sales reported) in the fiftieth percentile among a field of 2200 companies with GSA FSS 70 contracts.  For more information contact Atlantic CommTech at 757-363-7575 or visit their website at