Poarch Band of Creek Indians acquires Fortis Industries, Inc.

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The Poarch Band of Creek Indians (PBCI) announced today it purchased Fortis Industries, Inc., a Huntsville, Alabama based company. Fortis Industries will remain a standalone business and operate under the direction of Ecke Holding Company, dba PCI Federal Services (PCIFS) – a division of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians. The change in ownership took place on July 8, 2022.

“PCI Federal Services continues to expand our Government Contracting Services footprint and Fortis Industries brings an exciting addition to our growing Federal Agency support initiatives. We are thrilled to add them to our portfolio of companies,” said Stephanie A. Bryan, Chairwoman and CEO of the Poarch Band of Creek Indians.

Chairwoman Bryan continued, “We are particularly excited to continue advancing our growth in the Huntsville area as well as Alabama as a whole.”

The Poarch Band of Creek Indians is the only federally recognized tribe in Alabama. The Poarch Creek Indians are descendants of a segment of the original Creek Nation that once covered almost all of Alabama and Georgia. 

Fortis Industries, Inc. is a Veteran-Owned Small Business headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama. They offer services for the Department of Defense (DoD) and other Federal Government Agencies. Clients include the General Services Administration (GSA), Department of the Navy, Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), and Department of the Army, among others.

“We could not ask for a better partner to join than the Poarch Band of Creek Indians in our effort to provide superior facility services to the U.S. Government. This acquisition enables our Alabama-based organizations to grow and expand our capabilities across the federal government while creating employee and community opportunities,” said Josh Hancock, CEO of Fortis Industries.

Josh Hancock (CEO), Casey Palmer (COO), and Brett Holt (CFO) will remain in their existing leadership roles. Fortis Industries’ professionals, clients, and partner firms will see no change in business operations.