Applied Consulting Solutions Inc, a privately held, Southern California-based IT consulting firm specialising in the apparel manufacturing industry, has been acquired by Information Technology Resources Inc.

For nearly a decade, ITresources has provided managed services, project-based initiatives and staffing solutions to companies of all sizes. The company serves a wide range of industries, including automotive, distribution, manufacturing, retail, health care and pharmaceuticals.

Said Gary C Gray, ITresources' president and CEO: "This acquisition broadens our technology base in the mid-range arena, deepens our consulting services with a proven business assessment methodology and extends our support into the apparel sector.

"The complementary nature of this acquisition will benefit our clients, business partners, shareholders and employees."