Intermec Celebrates Opening of New Cedar Rapids Technology Center
15 May 2013
EVERETT, Washington, USA
Ribbon-Cutting Marks Completion of World-Class Design and Testing Facility
EVERETT, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May. 15, 2013-- Intermec today announced the opening of its new Cedar Rapids Technology Center, a $12.5 million two-story, 81,000 square-foot facility.
The building, located at 601 Third St. SE in downtown Cedar Rapids, replaces the company's existing facility at 550 Second St. SE. The total investment for the project was $28 million.
Of the nearly 220 employees at the Cedar Rapids facility, nearly 80% focus on R&D and the design of Intermec's innovative technologies. Intermec employs more than 2,300 people globally in more than 65 countries.
The facility itself features an open floor plan, highly collaborative work areas, and more than 12,000 square feet of leading-edge electrical, mechanical, software and RF test labs.
"As we mark the opening of our new Cedar Rapids Technology Center, we look forward to the continued product innovation and next-generation designs that advance Intermec as an industry leader in delivering ruggedized mobility and data collection solutions," said Earl Thompson, Intermec Senior Vice President, Mobile Solutions Business Unit. "The new building also represents a terrific opportunity for Intermec to leverage and empower our local industry-leading R&D talent with a state-of-the-art research and test facility."
"Intermec has a long history here and we appreciate their recommitment to the central business district, which demonstrates their belief in the future of this region," said Dee Baird, President & CEO of the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance.
FOR MEDIA ATTENDING THE EVENT:
- Day/Date: Wednesday, May 15, 2013
- Time: Ceremony begins at 10 a.m.
- Location: 601 Third St. SE, Cedar Rapids
- Parking: Street parking
Intermec, City of Cedar Rapids and Economic Alliance representatives will be on-site and available for interviews
For more information, visit www.Intermec.com, follow Intermec's Realtime blog, www.Intermec.com/Blog, or follow Intermec on Twitter at www.Twitter.com/Intermec.
Intermec is the workflow performance company. We design the leading data capture and information management solutions at the interface between mobile workers, assets, and customers. For more information about Intermec, visit www.Intermec.com or call 800-347-2636.
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