Technology Group Solutions has moved into new space in anticipation of its Midwest Technology Center grand opening later this summer. The IT consulting firm manages data centers, cabling, hardware, software, security platforms and end-user devices.
The company more than quadrupled its space when it relocated to 8551 Quivira in Lenexa on May 1. Construction of the data center is currently underway. It is scheduled to open on August 3.
Technology Group Solutions’ CEO Lenora Payne said, “Since 2005 we have grown to $55 million in revenue, over 50 employees, and have expanded our headquarters in Lenexa to a 22,000-plus square foot facility that is home to Kansas City’s first Midwest Technology Center. This technology center will provide education and training to the local community.”
Payne said that educational offerings such as manufacturer classes, IT certification courses and extended education for those graduating from locally based Centriq Training Technical School are in the works.
The center will feature nine conference rooms that will provide space for customer and partner conferences, meetings and briefings.
The state-of-the-art facility will also allow businesses throughout the Midwest an opportunity to experience the latest hardware solutions before making a decision on what’s best for their environment.
The grand opening will include two days of high-level presentations that focus on the IT transformation that businesses face today. Topics will include cyber security, ransomware attacks, IoT (Internet of Things), mobility, office in the cloud, hyperconvergence, software-defined networking and others. A ribbon cutting with Lenexa Mayor Michael Boehm is slated for August 4. Both days will conclude with a cocktail reception.
In addition to several TGS partners, representatives from the Metropolitan Organization to Counter Sexual Assault, Caring for Kids and KC Crusaders will be in attendance.
“TGS has a strong focus on giving back to women, children and our country’s heroes. We’re hoping this event will give these non-profit organizations a chance to further educate the community on the impact they’re having in Kansas City,” said Payne.
The company experienced 23 percent revenue growth from 2015 to 2016 and has been recognized among the Top 50 fastest-growing women-owned companies worldwide.
Thinking Bigger Business Media recognized TGS as one of the top 25 businesses in Kansas City with fewer than 25 employees in 2010.