|Brian Hanson, APEX President and CEO, with the Compudyne Leadership Team at the APEX Insider event (R to L: Mark Baron, John Marinac, Brian Hanson, Patrick Gibson, Tom Vidovic).
|Compudyne’s new office space features several amenities, including a gym and shower rooms, to attract and retain talent.
Duluth, MN - On Thursday, September 17, 2015, Compudyne celebrated the company’s office expansion in downtown Duluth. To fulfill existing and future workforce demand, Compudyne nearly doubled its footprint to 14,500 square feet. To commemorate the completion of the expansion, the Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX) hosted a private celebration to provide investor-members a rare look inside the first-class space, after being at its new location for nearly two years.
Compudyne, founded in Hibbing in 1988, began operating in the region with a focus on building and selling computers. Over the years, the company has transformed the business and today focuses on professional services, managed services, network services and hosted/cloud services.
After two years of communicating between two separate offices in Duluth, the expansion heightened the company’s potential by bringing all Duluth staff into one central location, which has allowed for increased service offerings and better collaboration between teams.
“Previously coming from a space with half the size, we’re excited for the opportunity to provide our team with a large, welcoming office space with room for expansion,” said Compudyne President and CTO, John Marinac. “The build out took six months and the move itself took more than a month. Every employee pitched in to make the transition as smooth as possible.”
“Compudyne recognizes that our region offers many competitive advantages for IT services,” said APEX President and CEO, Brian Hanson. “APEX is proud to celebrate Compudyne’s expansion in Duluth. Our investor-members were impressed by the nature of the facility and commitment to its clients.”
The new facility features a variety of engaging amenities that includes front offices with full glass for enhanced visibility, a private employee gym with state-of-the-art equipment, and multiple desks and conference tables that are hand-carved by local woodworking artists.
Based in Duluth, Minnesota, Compudyne has five additional locations in Hibbing, St. Paul, Marquette (MI), Houghton (MI) and Anchorage (AK), while also providing services on a global scale with a total of 77 employees.
“As a team, we are committed to working together to provide total customer satisfaction,” said Marinac. “And, we plan to grow and build out within the next five years, adding three to six more office locations.”
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The Area Partnership for Economic Expansion (APEX) is the private-sector led business development engine for northeast Minnesota and northwest Wisconsin. APEX investor-members represent some of the most influential companies in the region, with a collaborative approach to promoting sustainable economic growth. APEX attraction, expansion and retention efforts focus in areas including aviation, data centers, manufacturing, professional services and next generation forest products. Since 2003, APEX has impacted over 3,640 jobs in the region, resulting in an annual regional payroll of over $133 million and contributing to over $18 million in state and local taxes annually.