AEC and ADG Announce Joint Venture to Simplify the Delivery of Smart S1000D Projects to Aerospace, Defense and Transport Industries

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New company to offer technical document creation and the emergence of new software, services and standards to best manage critical technical content.

AEC, Inc. announced today a joint venture with Absolute Data Group (ADG) to offer technical document creation and the emergence of new software, services and standards to best manage critical technical content in the aerospace, defense and transport industries.

The joint venture, called OneStrand, combines the global resources of the two companies, becoming a full-service company focused on each step involved with the creation and use of technical data. This includes the lifecycle management of technical data from initial creation to archiving, allowing for continued focus on the core competencies of both AEC and ADG.

“AEC will continue to develop its world class documentation services, while ADG will continue to deliver innovative S1000D software applications that redefine information management,” said Tammy Halter, founder of ADG.

“OneStrand brings to the market a combination of software solutions development and a service provider, all under one roof,” said Ernie Brache, founder of AEC. “We understand technical publication and we understand software. It’s a winning combination of two respected companies.”

To leverage the global reach of both operational capabilities and facilities, OneStrand will be headquartered in Portland, Oregon, but will have a combination of operations and software development locations in Brisbane, Australia; Sandy, Oregon; San Jose, Costa Rica and Hamburg, Germany.

“This joint venture combines the diverse, yet complementary experience and offerings of AEC and ADG,” said Thomas Kuhn of Lufthansa Technik. “Both companies have become trusted insiders in the industry, and this venture creates maximum benefits for all stakeholders.”

About AEC Inc.
AEC Inc., headquartered in Sandy, Oregon, was founded in 1984. AEC employs more than 100 aerospace technical information professionals and is recognized worldwide as an industry leader for technical documentation and information management.

About Absolute Data Group (ADG)
Absolute Data Group (ADG) is headquartered in Brisbane, Australia and was founded in 1997 as an SGML consulting business. Today ADG is recognized worldwide for its innovative and user-friendly S1000D software suite.

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