After investing nearly two years and $2 million in the purchase and renovation of its new headquarters, Computrols hosted its grand opening event Friday, April 20th. The event was well attended by members of the media, elected officials, local support organizations, and Computrols’ partners, customers, and employees.
The event began at 3:30pm with a ribbon-cutting ceremony led by the Jefferson Parish Economic Development Commission’s (JEDCO) President and CEO, Jerry Bologna. “JEDCO is delighted to celebrate the grand opening of Computrols headquarters and manufacturing facility in Gretna,” said Jerry Bologna. “The technology cluster is a priority of the Jefferson EDGE, our economic development strategic plan for Jefferson Parish. Computrols’ expansion in Jefferson Parish is indicative of our success in elevating opportunities for technology companies. Additionally, we are excited about the company’s ongoing growth as they continue to bring quality, high-paying jobs to the West Bank of Jefferson Parish. We appreciate Computrols’ investment into our community and look forward to a long-term partnership.”
Computrols new corporate headquarters is located at 2520 Belle Chasse Highway in Gretna, LA and provides the tech company with 43,000 square feet to continue expanding its operations.
“After spending the last 15 years in a modest 7,500 square-foot facility, our ownership and employees are ecstatic to call this new building home,” said Computrols CEO Drew Mire. “Our new corporate headquarters provides our company with the space needed to expand as we scale our operations. We are proud to say that Computrols’ technology can be found in some of the most prominent buildings in the country and the world, but our strongest presence and commitment remains here in the Greater New Orleans area. We look forward to continuing to grow in this region and provide opportunities to professionals who want to be involved in a hi-growth, hi-tech industry.”
Following the ribbon-cutting ceremony, Computrols team members conducted tours of the facility for attendees, taking them through the office and manufacturing areas of the facility. The tours even included a simulated run of their DDC control board assembly line.
The tour groups were then led out to a party hosted by Computrols’ founder Roy Lynch. “This is more than a celebration for the new building. It’s also a celebration of how far the company has come over the last 35 years. Having all of the people here that have made this possible is really special,” said Lynch.
Computrols is a manufacturer of building automation controls for HVAC, lighting, access, and fire alarm systems. The company is best known for its lifetime warranty DDC controls and simple, yet robust, software known as CBAS (Computrols Building Automation Software).
The company’s technology can be found throughout the U.S. and abroad including some of nation’s most prominent buildings. Some of Computrol’s current clients include the Statue of Liberty, the Mercedes Benz Superdome, the University of Arkansas for Medical Science (UAMS) campus, One Shell Square, Williams Tower, and Harrah’s Hotel and Casino.
In addition to Computrols new corporate headquarters, it also has branch offices in Southern California, San Antonio, Houston, and Washington D.C. along with a distribution partner network throughout North America. For more information on the company, please email or call 504.529.1413.