Wednesday, October 22, 2008
Plano-based Perot Systems breaks ground on multi-million dollar facility at the University of Nebraska
New facility to help drive creation of up to 150 new technology jobs.
PLANO Perot Systems Corporation launched construction of its new office facility in Lincoln today at groundbreaking ceremonies at the University of Nebraska Technology Park. Company officials, along with Nebraska Lieutenant Governor Rick Sheehy, Lincoln Mayor Chris Buetler, members of the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and Lincoln business community, celebrated the start of construction of the 150,000 square foot office complex that will seek Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification once complete.
The new facility, developed by KDC, is one of the largest private construction projects seeking LEED certification in the state. The majority of Perot Systems current Lincoln workforce, which totals approximately 1,000 associates, will be housed in the new facility. Construction of the project is expected to be complete by the third quarter of 2009 and will make Lincoln one of Perot Systems' largest U.S. employment locations. Perot Systems plans to begin hiring additional employees for up to 150 new high tech positions in Lincoln and recently held an open house as well as participated in several area job fairs.
"Perot Systems thanks the City of Lincoln, the Lincoln Chamber of Commerce and the University of Nebraska Technology Park for the opportunity to expand our operations in this great city," stated Scott Barnes, vice president of infrastructure solutions for Perot Systems. According to Barnes, Perot Systems will develop a technology service delivery center at the facility, as well as expand its IT Infrastructure Solutions unit into Lincoln.
"This groundbreaking ceremony is the result of months of hard work and commitment by all of the organizations involved. We are thrilled to be part of such an amazing facility which will benefit both Perot Systems associates and the community of Lincoln. The trust and cooperation shown throughout this process by all parties has been great," said John Vonesh, president of Perot Systems' insurance and business process solutions group.
"This project represents a great team effort between the public and private sectors, resulting in a unique campus facility for Perot Systems that is cost efficient and environmentally responsible," said Steve Van Amburgh, CEO of KDC.
Source: Perot Systems