Pulse Technology has acquired a 36,500-square-foot facility in Schaumburg that is being retrofitted to serve as the technology company’s new corporate headquarters.
Pulse Technology President Chip Miceli said that the new headquarters will have large, state-of-the-art video walls for demonstrations and meetings, which will be complemented by a showroom featuring the latest in copiers, multifunction printers and other office equipment. It will also showcase office furniture as it expands its line of office furniture into Illinois.
For the last two years, the firm has used its Carol Stream location as its headquarters following an incident in 2017 when a microburst came through Elk Grove Village and essentially destroyed the building on Bonaventure Drive which had served as corporate headquarters for 30 years.
Pulse is using Bear Construction to do the build-out of the facility, which Miceli hopes will be ready for occupancy in September.
“We have been welcomed with open arms by the city of Schaumburg,” Miceli said in a statement. “This city and region has always been an important part of our market, and we’re thrilled at how they’ve done everything they can to accommodate and welcome us.”
Pulse Technology will keep and continue to use the Carol Stream location, primarily for warehouse functions, but will move their administrative, sales and technical personnel to Schaumburg, Miceli says.
“Carol Stream has been great to us,” he said. “It’s a great community and a good location, but we’ve simply outgrown the space. After a thorough search, we have found a location that we believe will be ideal for our present needs and which will accommodate future growth.”
Over the years, the firm has acquired a number of smaller Chicago-area managed print services companies, including Northern Indiana firms McShane’s and Kramer & Leonard. The company has locations in Rockford, Chicago, Carol Stream and Chesterton, Indiana. The firm will continue to operate from all of these locations, but will transfer its corporate functions to the Schaumburg location.
Their new space was built in 1987 and previously housed an insurance company. When completed, the Schaumburg facility will house more than 20 individual offices, plus a state-of-the-art showroom.