IBM Selects Total Site Solutions for Project at Fordham University

COLUMBIA, Md., July 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Total Site Solutions (TSS), a Fortress International Group Company (OTC Bulletin Board: FAAC), who provides comprehensive services for the planning, design and development of mission critical facilities today announced that IBM Global Services has selected Total Site Solutions to execute a suite of projects for its client, Fordham University in New York City . This major project will involve design and construction services to enable the relocation and expansion of the university's main computer room.

Jerry Gallagher , President of TSS stated, "This is the first significant award under our previously announced IBM Construction Management Services Agreement. TSS' relationship with IBM positions us as one of only a select group of companies nationwide with which IBM has entered into agreements to provide design and construction services. Obviously, this has the potential to be quite meaningful to TSS. Our company has been working diligently since February on proposals to multiple IBM customers, and this first contract award is significant both in terms of the value of this specific contract but also with regard to establishing a successful longer term relationship."

Tom Rosato , CEO of TSS said, "As with our other contracts, this is indicative of our go to market strategy. We work very closely with our partners from the initial stages of project development through project execution and commissioning. It is our goal that our customers will view our service as so exceptional that they continue to utilize us in all phases of the project cycle."

ABOUT TOTAL SITE SOLUTIONS

Total Site Solutions (TSS) plans, designs, builds and maintains specialized facilities such as data centers, trading floors, call centers, network operation centers, communication facilities, laboratories and secure facilities. For more than a quarter-century, the TSS team has pioneered building robust and scalable infrastructure into mission-critical facilities. The firm offers unsurpassed expertise in the infrastructure systems (electrical, mechanical, telecommunications, security, fire protection and building automation) that are the critical facility's lifeblood. TSS's comprehensive portfolio of services and multi-disciplinary expertise provide customers a highly respected single source for critical services that bridge the gap between IT and facilities.

Headquartered in the Baltimore-Washington corridor, TSS provides complete turnkey facility services from the initial planning stages, to construction, to ongoing maintenance of the completed project. Its clients include the world's most demanding mission-critical organizations, including Fortune 500 firms and US government agencies.

For more information, visit www.totalsiteteam.com or call 888-321-4TSS (4877).

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