Connectria Provides Complex Microsoft .Net Hosting and SQL Server Hosting To MG Industries

ST. LOUIS, MO (December 15, 2003) - Connectria Corporation today announced that it has been awarded a multi-year contract to provide a sophisticated hosting environment for MG Industries consisting of Microsoft Windows servers running a proprietary application that utilizes Microsoft .Net, IIS, and SQL Server databases. These systems will be used by MG Industries to provide comprehensive communications capabilities to MG Industries' suppliers and customers. MG Industries will leverage Connectria's advanced Internet and data center infrastructure, as well as its expertise in IT infrastructure technologies from Microsoft. Connectria is a Microsoft Certified Solutions Provider.

About MG Industries
MG Industries is a leading industrial gas company, which operates in the United States. MG Industries supplies industrial and process gases, as well as the technology to use these gases effectively, while serving customers through a network of strategically placed production and distribution sites. In addition to bulk liquid gas sales, MG Industries builds pipelines and on-site plants for customers. Its Gas Technology & Services Group sells specialized gases in cylinders and in dewars. With sales in excess of $351 MM, MG Industries employs over 1,000 people in the United States and operates over 80 production plants and facilities.

About Connectria
Connectria is a profitable and growing global provider of complex hosting and managed hosting services. Connectria offers an array of hosting services for companies of all sizes across a wide range of technologies, including Enterprise Applications, Software as a Service (SaaS), HIPAA Compliance Support, Data Center Outsourcing, Disaster Recovery and Cloud Computing. A privately held company, Connectria has built its business through reinvesting profits and without equity financing. Connectria operates world-class Data Centers, Network Operations Centers, and Engineering Centers located in St. Louis, Missouri and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. From these facilities, Connectria operates as a virtual extension of its clients' IT organizations.

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