ETC Continues to Grow

by Michael Eddy
ETC expands its headquarters with 75,000 square foot addition
ETC expands its headquarters with 75,000 square foot addition

ETC recently broke ground on the latest expansion to their headquarters building in southern Wisconsin. The company is adding a multi-story, 75,000 square foot addition that brings offices, lounge space, and meeting rooms primarily for research and development.

In 2004, ETC moved into its current headquarters building which, at the time, was nearly 250,000 square feet. In 2007 the company ran out of room and added an additional 78,000 square feet of manufacturing space. By 2013 ETC had once again outgrown their building. They purchased a 355,000 square foot building 16 miles west of the headquarters building in southern Wisconsin to provide additional manufacturing capacity.

Now, looking to expand again, ETC is adding a multi-story, 75,000 square foot addition. While the last two building expansions increased manufacturing space, this addition brings more space for its expanding workforce. The company currently staffs just over 1,000 employees in 10 offices around the globe. This expansion will allow the addition of another 250 employees across many departments as the company continues to grow in the future.

Fred Foster, ETC CEO adds more space for offices, lounges, and research and development areasThe inside of the addition will include conventional work spaces as well as office and meeting spaces uniquely crafted from salvaged shipping containers, stacked on multiple levels. “We’ve been playing around with shipping container office designs for a few years and it’s great that we’ll have a way to use them on such a large scale,” says Fred Foster, ETC CEO. “This unique recycled design gives our employees not only the individual room they need to work, but also a creative space that encourages collaboration and open communication through a wider range of departments.”

The new addition is scheduled to be fully operational by spring of 2018.

Further information from ETC: (etcconnect.com)