For Immediate Release: December 21, 2018

Salem, OR – Hicks Technology Services and TTJ NetCom have announced the merger of their business operations effective 12/21/2018. The merged business will operate under a new brand, Petra Technologies, Inc. and offer Rock Solid ITTM. The combined operation will create the largest and most experienced locally owned IT solutions firm in the Mid-Willamette Valley, and will operate out of the TTJ NetCom office located at 1836 Lancaster Drive NE, Salem, OR 97305.

Chris Cummings, of TTJ NetCom, will be the CEO, and Mark Hicks, of Hicks Technology Services, will be the COO.

“We’re very excited about merging our two companies and the professional synergy and strength that will bring to the market,” stated Cummings. “I’ve known and respected Mark as both a friend and competitor, and our combined teams and experience will have a positive impact for our existing customers as well as future customers,” added Cummings.

Petra Technologies, Inc. focus will be on collaborating with small and medium businesses in the Willamette Valley, with 25 or more employees, to provide predictable, assured outcomes for every aspect of their technology needs with a heavy emphasis on network security.

“We’ve both run successful IT companies for over 30 years, have similar philosophies and have a lot of experience,” stated Hicks. “A merger means we get to work together and combine our strengths propelling us ahead of the competition, offering even better service and allowing us to grow exponentially,” Hicks added.

About Petra Technologies, Inc.

Their caring, trustworthy professionals are easy to work with and provide Rock Solid ITTM, giving you peace of mind to focus on running your business. They protect and secure all your technology as a comprehensive, cost effective solution provider. Their experienced and responsive professionals leverage their technology to deliver stable, worry-free, managed IT services.

Chris Cummings
CEO, Petra Technologies, Inc.
(503) 363-2693


Chris Cummings
Petra Technologies, Inc.

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