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Composite Solutions, Inc. Joint Venture

30 August 2000

Composite Solutions, Inc. announced the formation of HBC Composite Solutions LLC. The joint venture between Howard Building Corporation (HBC) of Costa Mesa, CA and Composite Solutions, Inc. (CSI) brings together the general contracting and construction management services of HBC and the engineering and composite technology of CSI. HBC's nearly twenty years of construction expertise paired with CSI's unique capability to use composites in retrofitting and strengthening allows the partners to offer a cost-effective option to medical facilities faced with extreme seismic retrofit costs. Building owners are mandated to meet tough code requirements of the State of California, including Senate Bill 1953, which affects hospitals aw.HowardBldgCorp.com), since its inception in 1983, has established a reputation in Southern California as an interior improvement expert. HBC has serviced clients in the entertainment, legal, high-tech, pharmaceutical, telecommunications, banking, and healthcare industries. The company has performed a number of retrofit and seismic projects in Los Angeles and Orange counties. CSI ( www.CompositeSolutionsInc.com) provides innovative solutions for seismic, blast, and structural strengthening of buildings and other structures. Its engineering, material supply, and analytical capabilities makes CSI unique in its ability to provide comprehensive solutions aimed to reduce operational and budgetary constraints on facility owners. Solutions are created using innovative composite materials such as carbon fibers developed for the aerospace industry.