Wilkes Corporation

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The Wilkes Corporation, founded in 1995, is "an established leader in providing technology solutions to government and commercial entities. The Wilkes Corporation provides leadership, knowledge and personnel for several technology and defense-related business enterprises. The Wilkes Corporation supports multiple companies including: ADCS, Inc., Group W Advisors, Inc., Group W Media Productions, Inc., Group W Events, Inc., Paradigm Knowledge Management, Inc., Group W Holdings, Inc., and Group W Transportation, Inc. [1]

Phantom Corporation?

"For the most part, we are talking about a series of fake companies under the control of one man:" Brent R. Wilkes, Joseph Cannon wrote December 2, 2005, in Cannonfire.

"While [Cannon believes] that the Wilkes Corporation (also known as ADCS and Group W Advisors) intended to hire enough people to give his firm a more convincing veneer of legitimacy, the available evidence indicates that Wilkes' company existed primarily as a way-station for political pay-offs."

On June 22, 2003, Charles Kuffner related from a Houston Chronicle story on Westar Energy and Representative Thomas D. DeLay (R-Texas) about campaign contributions made by

"Perfect Wave Technologies, $15,000. Perfect Wave is a subsidiary of a San Diego, Calif., company that provides high technology computer software to the U.S. Department of Defense."

Wilkes "Enterprise" Matrix

About Archer Logistics, Inc.

According to Archer Logistics' website, it is:

  • "CONUS based open source acquisition group"
  • "uniquely positioned to execute rapid acquisition requests, provide immediate delivery channels and augment post-sales support."
  • uses "latest advances in e-commerce/e-procurement tools, ... [to] dramatically reduce the decision and execution of mission critical acquisition."
  • uses "latest in logistics and materials management to, in real time, provide a constant status update to its customers."
  • "unique delivery structure" for 24-hour turnaround times "in cases of extreme need."
  • "able to add robust 'post-sales' support consisting of warranty management, vendor relations, equipment pre-positioning and flooring."

Customers: U.S. Army
U.S. Marines
U.S. Navy
Department of State
Department of Defense

Contact Information
Archer Logistics, Inc.
14020 Thunderbolt Place, Suite 200
Chantilly, VA 20151
Phone: 703 234-9790
Fax: 703-234-9719
Email: info AT archerlogistics.com
URL: http://www.archerlogistics.com/index.htm

Archer Defense

According to U.S. Senate lobbyist records, Archer Defense filed January 1, 2004, under parent company Group W Advisors, 13970 Stowe Drive, Poway, California.

Archer Defense shares the same address as that of Archer Logistics, Inc. and ADCS, Inc., in Chantilly, VA. Listed lobbyists are Joel G. Combs and Michael Mack.

Others

Note that the web links for MailSafe Inc., Mirror Labs, and PKMI are no longer active.
  • The Aztec Golf Classic, sponsored by the Aztec Athletic Foundation, a "non-profit organization whose mission is to support and promote SDSU athletics primarily by fund raising, providing student-athlete scholarships, recognizing male and female student-athletes, and fostering community support." "Please make checks payable to: Aztec Athletic Foundation, 13970 Stowe Drive, Poway, CA 92064." "For Event Information contact: (858) 848-2003."
  • "Pure Aqua Technologies, LLC", whose website consists of a home page with phone numbers.

"The Wilkes Corporation maintains an ever expanding global presence with offices in San Diego, Washington D.C., Panama, Hawaii, and Germany." [3]

Building "for sale"

The North County Times reported November 30, 2005, that ADCS headquarters building, "located near the city's southern border in the Parkway Business Center at 13970 Stowe Drive" and "built for the Poway-based company at a reported cost of $12 million in 2003," is for sale.

"Al Dust Properties LLC, the headquarters owner and sister company to ADCS, appears to need the money: It owes nearly $40,000 in back taxes and penalties to the county treasurer/tax collector's office."

Contact Details

Main Office
13970 Stowe Drive
Poway, CA 92064
Telephone: 858 848-2000
Fax: 858 676-9808
Website: http://www.wilkescorp.com/

SourceWatch Resources

External links

Campaign Contributions

Articles & Commentary

2000

  • Matt Potter, "The Art of Cash Harvest," San Diego Reader, October 5, 2000. Scroll down more than half way to ADCS, Wilkes, and Cunningham info.

2005