After 22 years on Braker Lane, the staff of worldwide automated lighting manufacturer High End Systems Inc. moves November 10 to a new location in Austin, TX. High End's new home, just a half mile away, features 97,500 sq. ft. in two adjacent buildings. The main two-story building houses the sales, marketing, administrative, engineering, production and shipping departments. The new second building features a conference room, service training area and a larger demo room.
The move offers more than physical space, says HES VP of operations Rick Thompson: “Right now, High End is spread out over three buildings,” he says. “This move will provide a synergy, a more cohesive culture. This will also offer significant cost savings in the areas of productivity and utilities. It gives us room for growth with all of our new products coming up this year.”
HES founder/chairman Lowell Fowler adds, “We've been in our Braker Center location since 1981 and have worn it out with modifications to accommodate our growth,” Fowler says. “The new building gives all departments easy proximity to each other and communication will be enhanced. Having a larger production facility makes the move worthwhile. Plus it gives us more creative space. We need that to help create the Next Big Thing.”
High End's new address is: 2105 Gracy Farms Lane, Austin, TX 78758. The main contact numbers remain the same at phone (512) 836-2242, and Fax (512) 837-5290.