ELVIS 3 Team Supports First Fully Operational Crew Dragon Launch

SpaceX Mission Carries Crew of Four to International Space Station

Camarillo, CA and Rockledge, FL (November 24, 2020) – Saalex Solutions supported the first fully operational mission for SpaceX’s Crew Dragon spacecraft, helping to open a new chapter in the history of commercial space flight. The mission lifted off from the Kennedy Space Center in Florida Sunday, November 15 carrying four astronauts to the International Space Station (ISS). As with the Crew Dragon Demo 2 launch in May, Saalex’s Expendable Launch Vehicle Integrated Support 3 (ELVIS 3) team provided engineering, programmatic, and technical support for the mission.

The Crew Dragon’s capsule, Resilience, docked with the ISS on Monday, November 16 after a 27-hour trek to the space station. Saalex President and CEO, Travis Mack, congratulated the ELVIS 3 team for their continued success in support of the Launch Services Program (LSP) and Commercial Crew Program (CCP) mission.

“Once again, I want to thank our Saalex ELVIS 3 team,” Mr. Mack said. “They are leading the way in these difficult times by showing what we can achieve as a company. Commercial space flight will continue to play an intrinsic role in the future of the space program, and I’m proud that Saalex has been there at the beginning to help open the door to this new frontier.”

This launch marks the Crew Dragon’s first fully operational mission and the first time the spacecraft has carried a complete crew of four. The four astronauts include NASA's Michael Hopkins, Victor Glover, and Shannon Walker and Soichi Noguchi of Japan's JAXA space agency, who joined NASA astronaut Kate Rubins and Russia's Sergey Ryzhikov and Sergey Kud-Sverchkov onboard the ISS. In May, the Crew Dragon became the first commercially built and operated U.S. spacecraft to take humans into orbit. That mission was considered a test and carried only two astronauts.

For the ELVIS 3 contract, Saalex has teamed with a.i. solutions to support LSP and CCP, delivering integrated launch preparation and execution services for the agency’s next-gen scientific and exploration space vehicles.

“The Mission Integration Coordinators who represent Saalex Solutions in NASA’s Commercial Crew Program do an amazing job of supporting their high-profile customers,” said Robert Fischer, ELVIS 3 Launch Site Support Engineer and Program Manager, “and they do it in support of one of our country’s most prestigious endeavors — human spaceflight.”

Saalex’s participation in the program has earned the company kudos from NASA. ELVIS 3 team members Mena Waters, Susan Sawyer, and Donna Atkinson recently received the space agency’s Group Achievement Award for their efforts as part of the CCP Program Control & Integration team, supporting the May Demo-2 launch.

The team members were commended for their “outstanding teamwork and above and beyond support to the Commercial Crew Program in achieving the very first commercial human spaceflight to the International Space Station and returning the capability to transport humans to Low Earth Orbit to the United States.” The commendation went on to state that the team was “instrumental in the planning and execution of highly integrated Agency-wide and inter-Agency mission critical support.”

Trilex Solutions is Awarded AMTD Machine Shop Contract

Camarillo, CA and China Lake, CA (November 19, 2020) – Trilex Solutions, a Joint Venture (JV) between Tridant Solutions and Saalex Solutions, has been awarded a $5.8 million small business set-aside contract to provide maintenance and support services for the Applied Manufacturing Technology Division (AMTD) at the Naval Air Warfare Center Weapons Division (NAWCWD) facilities at China Lake, CA.

The AMTD Machine Shop is one of the largest of its kind in the United States. In carrying out the contract, Trilex will perform general maintenance, repair, and refurbishment of machinery; inventory control; packing of materials manufactured at AMTD; transportation of materials and equipment: and installation of Government-owned tools and equipment.

JV team member Saalex has been the incumbent contractor for the AMTD Machine Shop since originally winning the contract award in 2014.

“I am extremely pleased that NAWCWD chose to work with Trilex Solutions allowing Saalex to continue working on the AMTD Machine Shop contract,” said Saalex CEO and President Travis Mack. “This win reaffirms the exemplary degree of service that Saalex brings the Government, the warfighter, and all our customers. We are pleased to be joined by Tridant Solutions for this joint venture effort as they allow us to deliver a wider array of services at the highest level possible.”

During the initial award period from 2014 to present in which Saalex was the primary contractor, the company frequently earned praise from NAWCWD for improving safety, meeting and exceeding schedule deadlines, and implementing cost-saving measures. Saalex helped and continues to help relocate AMTD Machines to various locations throughout the base to new temporary locations as a result of the damage done to the main Machine Shop building by the 2019 Ridgecrest earthquakes. These earthquakes rendered the main Machine Shop too risky to continue use after over 70 years in service. The Trilex team looks forward to continuing to provide the same level of exemplary service that NAWCWD has received from Saalex.

About Trilex Solutions
Trilex is a mentor-protégé joint venture between Saalex Solutions (mentor) and Tridant Solutions (small business protégé). Learn more at www.trilexsolutions.net

About Tridant Solutions
Tridant Solutions is an established facility-cleared, 8(a) woman-owned small business successfully serving government agencies and commercial entities nationwide since 2005. Tridant provides professional services support satisfying diverse requirements in Program and Project Management, Financial Management & Systems Support, Administrative Support, Medical and Health Care Services, and Facilities Operations. Learn more at www.tridantsolutions.com

Valeo Networks Acquires Network Management Services, Further Expanding National MSSP Footprint in Western Region

Camarillo, CA, Rockledge, FL, and Eureka, CA (August 4, 2020) – Valeo Networks, a division of Saalex Corporation and an industry-leading Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP), today announced the acquisition of Eureka, California-based managed service provider, Network Management Services (NMS). Financial terms are not being released.

The acquisition brings into the Valeo Networks team another recognized Managed Service Provider (MSP) in the Western U.S., further enabling Valeo Networks to scale by adding more than a dozen highly experienced, qualified technicians and system administrators to the national organization.
The NMS brand will continue to operate as a DBA Valeo Networks Company and maintain its Eureka, CA headquarters, becoming the largest MSP/MSSP in Humboldt County. NMS marks the third acquisition this year for Saalex Corp.’s IT division, launching Valeo Networks’ revenue volume into the top 5% of MSSPs nationwide.

“We continue to execute on our nationwide growth strategy and working with highly respected companies like NMS will help us achieve that goal,” said Travis Mack, President and CEO, Saalex Corporation. “This acquisition significantly enhances our capabilities in the areas of cybersecurity, cloud computing, and network security service offerings.”

“After 25 years in business, we are excited to expand our reach by joining Valeo Networks,” said Timothy Foster, CEO, Network Management Services. “With the tremendous financial and technical backing of Valeo Networks, NMS will become an even stronger IT service provider, offering a far broader range of advanced cybersecurity services to our clients.”

About Network Management Services

Network Management Services (NMS) has been serving the Eureka area since 1995, providing a full range of IT services such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses. The company delivers enterprise-level IT practices and solutions to the small business sector. Learn more at www.nmstotalcare.com.

Inc. Magazine Unveils Its Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

For the Third Time, Saalex Solutions Appears on the 2020 Inc. 5000,
Ranking No. 3,870 With Three-Year Revenue Growth of 92 Percent

New York, NY, Camarillo, CA and Rockledge, FL (August 12, 2020) – Inc. magazine today revealed that Saalex Solutions, a division of Saalex Corporation, is No. 3,870 on its annual Inc. 5000 list, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment—its independent small businesses. Intuit, Zappos, Under Armour, Microsoft, Patagonia, and many other well-known names gained their first national exposure as honorees on the Inc. 5000.

“We are thrilled for Saalex to be recognized on the Inc. 5000 listing yet again,” said Travis Mack, President and CEO, Saalex Corporation. “I am extremely proud of the hard work and dedication of the entire Saalex team, which has been integral to the company’s success and continued growth over the past 20 years.”

Not only have the companies on the 2020 Inc. 5000 been very competitive within their markets, but the list as a whole shows staggering growth compared with prior lists as well. The 2020 Inc. 5000 achieved an incredible three-year average growth of over 500 percent, and a median rate of 165 percent. The Inc. 5000’s aggregate revenue was $209 billion in 2019, accounting for over 1 million jobs over the past three years.

Complete results of the Inc. 5000, including company profiles and an interactive database that can be sorted by industry, region, and other criteria, can be found at www.inc.com/inc5000. The top 500 companies are also being featured in the September issue of Inc., available on newsstands August 12.

“The companies on this year’s Inc. 5000 come from nearly every realm of business,” says Inc. editor-in-chief Scott Omelianuk. “From health and software to media and hospitality, the 2020 list proves that no matter the sector, incredible growth is based on the foundations of tenacity and opportunism.”

The annual Inc. 5000 event honoring the companies on the list will be held virtually from October 23 to 27, 2020. As always, speakers will include some of the greatest innovators and business leaders of our generation.

SaalexIT is Changing its Name to Valeo Networks

New Name Better Reflects National Scope of Service Offerings
Camarillo, CA, Rockledge, FL and Phoenix, AZ (August 3, 2020) – Saalex Information Technology (SaalexIT), a division of Saalex Corporation, today announced it is changing its name to Valeo Networks, which it acquired in April 2020.
The rebranding to Valeo Networks establishes a more distinct and recognizable national brand in the Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP) space. It reflects a nationwide team to better support its customers, and provide expanded services, resources, and national capabilities.
When SaalexIT acquired Valeo Networks, it substantially increased its depth and breadth of resources, services, and support. The adoption of the company’s name leverages Valeo Networks’ national reputation and customer base.
“The rebranding of the IT division marks an exciting strategy shift towards becoming a national Managed Security Service Provider,” said Travis Mack, President and CEO of Saalex Corp. “Our new branding reflects our increased commitment to our customers and our continuous pursuit to grow our services and expertise.”
The brand change also includes the launch of a new website, offering a clean look and intuitive navigation, along with a host of information and resources.
The new name is also part of an initiative to distinguish the division from Saalex Solutions, the federal services division of Saalex Corp., which focuses on our federal customer base. Valeo Networks remains a division under the parent company, Saalex Corp.
Valeo Networks is now in the top 10% of revenue-generating MSSPs nationwide, providing solutions in the areas of cybersecurity, compliance, cloud, network infrastructure, and managed IT services. It serves State, County, Municipal (SCM) markets, along with commercial/small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) and non-profit organizations.