By Sue Botos
Plans are in the works for a Westlake-based technology solutions provider to expand its operations to Rocky River.
Technology Recovery Group, a hardware and software solutions provider in the mobile computing and barcoding industry, intends to build a 12,000-square-foot office building at 19933 Lake Road, the current site of Mike’s Lake Road Express.
While company officials are not discussing details of the project until more definite plans have been made, company President Sean Kennedy commented in a release on the TRG website, “TRG is experiencing tremendous growth. Our current facility on Viking Parkway was supposed to last us five more years, but we are already running out of space. Obviously, unprecedented growth is a good problem to have. This new facility will focus on bolstering our development and customer service and will futureproof support for new customers.”
According to city records, the sale of the Lake Road property, owned by Micah Vanney, has not been finalized, but gas tanks were recently removed. The convenience store will remain open for the immediate future.
A call to TRG headquarters was returned by Misty Huba of the marketing department, who said that the target date for the building’s completion will be sometime in 2017. She said the Westlake facility was purchased about two and a half years ago, but has rapidly been outgrown.
Starting in an office suite in downtown Cleveland, TRG moved to Clemens Road in Westlake in 2009 before purchasing the current headquarters. According to the release, the company has hired 41 new employees over the past year, and anticipates as many as 100 new workers by the end of 2016.
The 80,000-square-foot Westlake campus includes a 7,500-square-foot technology lab where equipment is inspected and repaired. The company website states that it provides a “comprehensive suite of managed services with a foundation of hardware and software services that include comprehensive depot repairs, onsite service, deployment services, device staging and configuration, time and materials repair, remote device management, 24×7 help desk support and mobile consultancy.”
TRG also has an international division based in the Netherlands, which handles repairs and service throughout the European Union. A new service center was also recently opened in Cincinnati.
Huba said it was not yet certain what divisions will be housed in the Rocky River facility or how many workers will be employed there.
Ward 3 Councilman Mike O’Donnell commented, in the release, that the new facility will be a positive addition to the Lake Road business district. “I look forward to welcoming TRG to the neighborhood and continuing to watch it and other businesses in the community grow,” he said.