Integra Expands Washington Presence With WCI Purchase

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Integra is making its second acquisition of the year.

The Oregon-based competitive service provider said on Monday afternoon it plans to buy World Communications Inc. (WCI), a voice, data and colocation aggregator headquartered in Washington state. Financial terms were not disclosed as both companies are privately held.

The WCI deal marks Integra’s second purchase so far in 2014. In March, the provider bought business phone systems provider ProTel NetWorks, one of the largest Mitel dealers in the United States. That transaction bulked up Integra's managed services portfolio with the addition of UC.

Now, Integra is counting on WCI – with which it has worked for a number of years as a network provider – to expand its presence in Washington. WCI targets enterprises and vertical markets including retail and manufacturing in the Seattle area.

“Those customers and WCI’s business model align perfectly with Integra’s objectives for strategic growth while enhancing our position in this vital metro market," said Kevin O’Hara, CEO of Integra.

The deal is expected to close in the third quarter. Both Integra and WCI sell through channel partners.

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