Two local small businesses have teamed up to provide IT services to the area.
On October 1, Altoona-based UDNI announced the acquisition of Bellwood-based PC Works Plus.
The merger brings together technical expertise and solutions that strengthen UDNI’s ability to deliver, serve and support clients, according to a release.
PC Works Plus was founded in 1989 as a break/repair shop. President and founder Dave Wertz said the merger was the right move for the company.
“Joining UDNI ensures that our customers will continue to have access to a wide range of cutting-edge solutions while improving the overall customer experience through the increased technical depth and support capabilities the two organizations now have, while providing great career opportunities for our employees,” Wertz said.
PC Works Plus and UDNI have talked in the past about joining forces.
“It got to a point where it made sense. … We had the same kind of customers but nobody was the same customers,” said UDNI Executive Vice President Jesse Morrell.
The relationship has strategic value, said UDNI Vice President of Operations Megan McGeary.
“PC Works Plus has a renowned reputation for customer satisfaction. … We look forward to continuing to provide all of our customers with the same high-level support they’ve come to know, with increased efficiency through new capabilities and resource depth that we can now leverage,” McGeary said.
Sixteen PC Works Plus employees, including Dave and his wife, Terra, joined UDNI.
With the merger, UDNI has approximately 400 clients and 35 employees.
“We focus on central Pennsylvania, we care about the communities we grew up in. Footprint wise, we go from north to State College, east to Philadelphia, go as far west as Johnstown and south into northern Virginia, Maryland and D.C. The majority are from State College to Bedford,” McGeary said.
Mirror Staff Writer Walt Frank is at 814-946-7467.