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Intermec celebrates opening of new Cedar Rapids Technology Center

Ribbon-cutting marks completion of world-class design and testing facility.
By Modern Materials Handling Staff
May 17, 2013

Intermec has announced the opening of its new Cedar Rapids Technology Center, a $12.5 million two-story, 81,000 square-foot facility.

The building, located at 601 Third St. SE in downtown Cedar Rapids, replaces the company’s existing facility at 550 Second St. SE. The total investment for the project was $28 million.

Of the nearly 220 employees at the Cedar Rapids facility, nearly 80% focus on R&D and the design of Intermec’s innovative technologies. Intermec employs more than 2,300 people globally in more than 65 countries.

The facility itself features an open floor plan, highly collaborative work areas, and more than 12,000 square feet of leading-edge electrical, mechanical, software and RF test labs.

“As we mark the opening of our new Cedar Rapids Technology Center, we look forward to the continued product innovation and next-generation designs that advance Intermec as an industry leader in delivering ruggedized mobility and data collection solutions,” said Earl Thompson, Intermec Senior Vice President, Mobile Solutions Business Unit. “The new building also represents a terrific opportunity for Intermec to leverage and empower our local industry-leading R&D talent with a state-of-the-art research and test facility.”

“Intermec has a long history here and we appreciate their recommitment to the central business district, which demonstrates their belief in the future of this region,” said Dee Baird, President & CEO of the Cedar Rapids Metro Economic Alliance.

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