MC Assembly Achieves Quality Certification

Palm Bay, Florida – April 9, 2009

MC Assembly, a leading mid–tier EMS provider, announced today that it has achieved ISO 13485:2003 quality certification for its Florida and central Mexico manufacturing facilities. This certification represents a significant milestone for MC Assembly and demonstrates the company’s high level of commitment to quality and service for the medical original equipment manufacturers it serves.

MC Assembly produces a wide variety of medical products for applications including vital signs monitoring, ophthalmic devices, diagnostic products and laboratory apparatuses. In addition to the printed circuit board assembly business, MC Assembly also focuses on sub assemblies and fully tested box builds for the medical community.

“The medical electronics marketplace remains a strategic focus for MC Assembly. Our continued focus on this market exemplifies our desire to provide our current and future medical customers with the highest quality products and services available,” said Jake Kulp, VP of Sales and Marketing at MC Assembly. “Our continuous improvement process – driven by our recent ISO 13485 certification, FDA registration, ISO 9001/2000 certification and LEAN manufacturing principles – positions us as a low risk, high quality manufacturing solution for customers across multiple markets,” added Kulp.

About MC Assembly: MC Assembly , based in Palm Bay, FL with operations in Zacatecas, Mexico, is a national leader in the contract manufacturing arena with annual revenues of about $200 million. It provides turnkey solutions to original equipment manufacturers and focuses on assembly of medium volume, medium mix printed circuited boards (PCBs). MC Assembly’s capabilities include surface mount and pin–through–hole interconnection technologies, PCB DFM and DFT engineering, in–circuit, functional and environmental testing, full box–build and direct order fulfillment. Key Principal Partners (, a $1–billion private equity firm, acquired majority ownership of MC Assembly in 2007.

About Key Principal Partners

Key Principal Partners (KPP) is a $1 billion private investment firm that provides expansion capital to profitable middle-market companies with at least $30 million in revenue. The firm has the flexibility to provide any combination of subordinated debt, preferred equity and/or common equity in either non-control (minority ownership) or control (majority ownership) positions. KPP can invest between $10 million and $40 million to facilitate the growth, acquisition, refinancing, deleveraging or liquidity needs of private company owners and their management teams. Affiliated with KeyCorp, KPP is headquartered in Cleveland, and has additional offices in Greenwich, and San Francisco.

About KeyCorp

Cleveland–based KeyCorp is one of the nation’s largest bank–based financial services companies, with assets of approximately $97 billion. Key companies provide investment management, retail and commercial banking, consumer finance, and investment banking products and services to individuals and companies throughout the United States and, for certain businesses, internationally. For more information, visit

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