PRESS RELEASE: A2U ACQUIRES LOCAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, ANNOUNCES NEW FACILITY SOLUTIONS SERVICES
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A2U ACQUIRES LOCAL CONSTRUCTION COMPANY, ANNOUNCES NEW FACILITY SOLUTIONS SERVICES
Over the past two years company sees 302 percent sales growth, 417 percent employment growth.
PITTSBURGH, Pa. (November 9th 2016) – Applications2U (A2U) announced today the acquisition of Roberts Construction, a local cabling, electrical and network provisioning company. A2U will now offer a range of facility solutions, collaboration services. To support the expansion of new service offerings, A2U will hire two, full-time employees immediately and estimates adding 15 more jobs to this division over the next two years.
Bob Hamm, 30-year veteran in the facility-solutions field and former Roberts Construction owner, has been named A2U’s new director of collaboration. The complete list of A2U’s new services include:
- Network (low voltage)
- Power (high voltage)
- Physical security systems (A/V)
- Secured access
- Communications closets
- Power distribution
- Patch panels
- Data center construction (e.g., raised flooring, cooling).
As a Citrix and IGEL Platinum-status partner, A2U has positioned itself as a market leader in delivering mobile, worksite solutions; server virtualization; and converge and hyper-converge storage. With a strong footing in Citrix solutions and Cisco products, the move to offer facility solutions, collaboration services was a natural transition for the company.
“This allows us to offer services at both ends of the wire. This fills gaps. It gives us the capability to truly be a one-stop shop. Acquiring Roberts Construction was a no brainer,” said Dan Dillman, CEO, A2U.
The company says that while these services will interest current customers, there’s also an opportunity to engage new customers that need services such as, cabling and physical security systems.
“It’s exciting to join A2U to develop and lead a completely new department. Being able to offer an even wider range of services will be a great, new selling point for the company,” said Bob Hamm, the new director of collaboration.
“We pride ourselves on being a complete IT solutions provider. It’s exciting to bring Bob on board and continue growing this department over the next couple of years,” said Dillman.
This expansion comes on the heels of A2U winning the fastest growing technology company in Pittsburgh in August. Since then, A2U continues to see explosive growth and hire new employees which the CEO talks about in this interview with the Pittsburgh Technology Council.
Founded in 2003, Applications2U (A2U) is a full-service IT consulting and cloud hosting provider. A2U creates both private and public virtual environments for its clients. The company specializes in complete IT solutions, particularly within the healthcare, financial, manufacturing and educational industries. For more information, visit a2u.imagebox.site.