Harman begins construction of new tech facility
WORLD: Harman Professional has broken ground on a new 4,645 sq-m technology centre for its signal processing business unit in Salt Lake City. The new building will replace the existing Sandy, Utah operation and will serve as headquarters for more than 160 employees from the BSS Audio, dbx, DigiTech and Lexicon brands as well as the manufacturer’s systems development and integration group and the Harman Corporate technology group.
Located in the River Park Business Center in the South Jordan area of Salt Lake City, the new tech centre will include specialised centres for research and development, product development, hardware and software engineering, sales and marketing and will also feature a new training centre.
‘Utah has been a hotbed for innovation and technology as well as the home to Harman Signal Processing brands for over 30 years and we are proud to say it will continue to be so for years to come,’ stated TJ Smith, general manager of the Harman Professional signal processing business unit. ‘We are building a strong foundation for the future as this new facility represents our commitment to ongoing investments and in our operations and our team.’
Designed and engineered with input from Harman team members from various departments, according to the manufacturer, the building will ‘allow for greater operational collaboration in order to meet the needs of customers who are moving to more systems-based solutions’.
‘We’re envisioning a creative environment optimised for the comfort and productivity of our team members so they can bring their strongest ideas and put forth their best effort in ensuring Harman customers around the world receive optimal service and support,’ added Mr Smith.
The building is scheduled to receive its first occupants in December 2013.