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Mar 27 2008


SCHILLER PARK, IL, March 27, 2008 - In recognition of the economic power of multicultural businesses,, in the 8th annual listing, recently named Craftsman Custom Metals as one of the Top Hispanic American Owned Businesses in America.

The Div100

The Div100 is a classification that represents the top 100 Hispanic American-owned businesses in the U.S., in sectors such as technology, manufacturing, food service and professional services. Large organizational buyers throughout the country that do business with multicultural and women-owned businesses use the list. The Div100 is produced annually by

The Impact of Diversity Business

"Diversity businesses and consumers are a growing force in the U.S. economy, and a force to be reckoned with," said Kenton Clarke, CEO of Computer Consulting Associates International, the company that built This is a whole business segment that can carry its own, that provides jobs, products and services, and generates wealth for their communities. These are the new leaders in American business."

Affected by recent economic and demographic trends and changes, Fortune 1000 corporations throughout the country have recognized that buying products and services from diversity owned companies positively impacts their business. Diversity-owned businesses contribute over $1.4 trillion in sales to the U.S. economy.

Craftsman Custom Metals will be honored at a special awards ceremony at's "8th Annual Multicultural Business Conference", taking place April 23 - 25, 2008 at Disney's BoardWalk Resort in Orlando,

About Craftsman Custom Metals:

Craftsman Custom Metals is a custom manufacturer of highly engineered fabricated, stamped and machined parts for the telecom, data and medical industries. In addition to providing metal components, CCM also provides services related to engineering, assembly, integration and testing for clients such as GE Medical, Tellabs, Alcatel-Lucent, Intel, Beckman Coulter, and Motorola as well as contract manufacturers such as Jabil, Sanmina-SCI, Celestica and Flextronics.

Craftsman Custom Metals utilizes a cellular manufacturing approach which provides its clients with the ability to beat their competition to market with quick turnaround prototypes and the ability to quickly implement design changes with a shorter lead time and greater reliability.

As one of the Midwest's most experienced minority-owned custom manufacturers, Craftsman Custom Metals has been ranked 30th for top minority businesses by Diversity Business.


Launched in 1999, with over 35,000 members is the largest organization of diversity-owned businesses throughout the United States that provide goods and services to Fortune 1000 companies, government agencies and colleges and universities. Members use the sites technology to find and track new business opportunities. It also produces the country’s largest conference on diversity education and training for major corporations and small business. Its research on top businesses appears in Fortune, Forbes, Business Week and numerous magazines and media publications. The site has gained national recognition and has won numerous awards for its content and design. is produced by Computer Consulting Associates International Inc. ( of Southport, CT. CCA was founded in 1980 by CEO Kenton Clarke.

About CCM
CCM utilizes a lean cellular manufacturing model to manufacture highly-engineered custom metal fabrications. The company is a vertically integrated contract manufacturer (CM) providing custom precision integrated metal chassis, enclosures, components, complex high-level assemblies (HLA) and final test solutions.

Media Contact
William Johnson, CCM
Phone: (847) 939-3149

Sales Contact
Eric Siegal, VP Sales, CCM
Phone: (847) 939-3147

Company Contact
James Crook, Chief Financial Officer, CCM
Phone: (847) 655-0040