Castle Inspection Service and MS/B Form Strategic Alliance

October 24, 2005

Partnership Means Superior Service for Combined Customer Base

Salt Lake City, Utah and Los Angeles – Castle Inspection Service (Castle) and Marshall & Swift / Boeckh (MS/B), an MDA company, are pleased to announce the formation of a strategic alliance. This alliance leverages the strengths of both organizations in order to deliver superior service to each company’s customers.

Castle is refocusing its resources on its core strategy – inspection services – rather than on its online replacement cost estimator. Castle now offers MS/B residential estimating solutions through its field inspection services, as requested by the customers it serves. MS/B gains an inspection partner with a proven track record of professionalism coupled with a commitment to timely, high quality customer service. Additionally, Castle will join MS/B’s Advisory Board as a consultant, with a special emphasis and expertise on high value homes.

Peter M. Wells, President of MS/B says:
“The expertise that Castle brings to this strategic alliance is a valuable adjunct to the technology and services that MS/B already provides to the property and casualty insurance arena. This strategic alliance creates more important market opportunities as well as greater depth in MS/B’s and Castle’s roster of business solutions.”

Castle and MS/B will be heavily leveraging technology to integrate each other’s business processes. This system-to-system integration will allow the two companies to deliver an unparalleled level of service to their joint customers.

Jeff Smith, President of Castle says:
“I am confident that this new partnership with MS/B will solidify Castle’s position as the premier provider of outsourced inspection services. Inspections have always been the heart of our business. This partnership creates new opportunities to expand our coverage base and focus on providing superior quality and service to our clients.”

Castle continues to provide its replacement cost data through its high value and standard inspection services, but will cease marketing its online replacement cost calculator directly to underwriters and agents. All current Castle Estimator customers will be fully supported through their contract term.

About Castle Inspection Service
Castle Inspection Service and The Rapid Survey Group are divisions of Overland Solutions, Inc. Since 1991, Castle has established a reputation as the insurance industry’s premier residential inspection provider. To learn more about Castle Inspection Service, please visit us on the Web at: or call LeeAnn Wilcox at 800.352.4767 ext. 127.

About Overland Solutions, Inc.
Overland Solutions, Inc. (OSI) based in Overland Park, Kansas offers true nationwide service and more than 80 years of experience. OSI leads the insurance industry as a provider of premium audits services, loss control and inspection services. OSI maintains a nationwide network of 23 branch offices and approximately 1,300 employees throughout the United States, serving all 50 states along with parts of Canada and Puerto Rico. For more information about Overland Solutions, visit the company’s web site at

About Marshall & Swift / Boeckh
Marshall & Swift / Boeckh (MS/B), an MDA company, is the leading supplier of local building cost information, residential and commercial property valuation technology and services for the property and casualty insurance sector in the United States and Canada. MS/B has five offices throughout the U.S. and Canada. For information, please contact Marsha Berenson, Media Coordinator, at 800-285-1288, Ext. 2828, e-mail, or visit MS/B’s Web site at

About MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (MDA)
MDA provides advanced information solutions that capture and process vast amounts of data, produce essential information, and improve the decision making and operational performance in business and government organizations worldwide.

MDA employs more than 2,500 people in locations across the United States, Europe, and Canada. The company trades on the Toronto Stock Exchange under the symbol TSX:MDA.


For more information regarding this news release and/or its contents, please contact:

Castle Inspection Service
LeeAnn Wilcox
Marketing Manager
Phone 801.467.7703
Fax 801.467.7680

Marshall & Swift / Boeckh
Marsha Berenson
Media Coordinator
Phone 800-285-1288 x2828
Fax 262-780-2835

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