GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (8/26/15)--CU*Answers Network Services has opened a new 8,000-square-foot office and retail center in Grand Rapids, Mich.
The new center features a lab for building, provisioning and testing client equipment that is twice the size and capacity of previous labs. Inventory space is quadrupled with improved materials handling infrastructure, and office space was doubled.
“This move was necessary to meet client capacity demands and improve our ability to serve clients in a timely fashion,” said Matt Sawtell, CU*Answers assistant vice president of managed technology services. “We build equipment customized to client requirements and the lab space is key to optimizing our capacity and effectiveness.”
The new location also features a meeting space for client demos, client training and education events, and executive-level meetings.
The space can be reconfigured as necessary to support any number of events and features a completely wireless environment.
“In 2015 there’s really no reason we should have to fight cords and cables, so we designed this space to be cord free,” said David Wordhouse, CU*Answers vice president of network technologies. “We use Wi-Fi, wireless display technologies, and power bank technologies for mobile devices, to keep spaces open, clean, safe and flexible.”