November 17, 2011
Rapid Growth and Increased Workforce Creates Need for Expansion, London Head Office Expanding from 12,000 square feet to over 29,000 square feet
London, ON - November 17, 2011 - StarTech.com, a London, Ontario based manufacturer of hard-to-find connectivity parts has begun work on a major expansion of its head office at the intersection of Veterans Memorial Parkway and Oxford Street. The expansion will more than double the size of the office from 12,000 square feet to over 29,000 square feet. In addition, its London warehouse facility will be expanding in size by over 40%, increasing to approximately 23,000 square feet.
StarTech.com currently has approximately 135 employees in London and has been growing rapidly over the last several years, adding 40 employees since the beginning of 2010. StarTech.com currently has 175 employees worldwide, with additional offices in the United States, the United Kingdom, France and Spain.
“Despite the poor economic climate, we’ve been fortunate to have enjoyed excellent growth over the past couple of years,” commented Paul Seed, StarTech.com’s President and CEO. “We’ve been continually adding members to our team over the past two years and we’ve simply run out of space for our employees at our head office. This expansion will give us more room to breathe and provides room for further growth in the coming years. We’re all very excited about the expansion and our growth which has necessitated it.”
StarTech.com’s current head office was constructed in 2003 and this is the first expansion since that time. The new facilities will allow room for up to 290 employees. StarTech.com continues to be in expansion mode, with plans to expand its London workforce by 25% over the next year and add additional employees at its international locations as well. Construction on the expanded London office is expected to be completed by mid 2012.
StarTech.com was founded in 1985 by Paul Seed and Ken Kalopsis and celebrated its 25th anniversary in 2010. StarTech.com was named Large Business of the Year by the London Chamber of Commerce in 2010 and was recently named one of Canada’s 50 Best Managed Companies and one of Canada’s 50 Best Small and Medium Employers.
More information about StarTech.com can be found at www.startech.com.
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StarTech.com is a London, Ontario based manufacturer of hard-to find connectivity parts including A/V products, computer parts, cables and server management solutions. Founded in 1985, StarTech.com has locations in the United States, Canada, Europe and Taiwan, servicing a worldwide market.