Today GDT announced the planned expansion of its Dallas campus in the Brookhollow Industrial District. The company purchased 8120 Ambassador Row and entered into a lease/purchase agreement on 8000 Ambassador Row. Closing on 8000 Ambassador is set for the end of November 2014 with extensive renovations planned for 2015.
The two latest acquisitions add more than 90,000 square feet to the company’s Ambassador Row campus that also include the adjacent GDT Dallas Customer Service Center and GDT Manufacturing, which manufactures custom fiber optic and copper cable assemblies.
Renovations have already begun at the Customer Service Center that houses the company’s headquarters, warehouse, tech labs and network operations center and are set for completion in mid-February 2015. These renovations include, a state-of-the-art 3,200 sq. ft. Network Operations Center (NOC) to better accommodate more workstations and engineers to support the growth in managed services offerings. Additionally, the company is building the GDT EXPERIENCE, an interactive, virtual environment that showcases the technology and services offered by GDT through partnership with vendors such as Cisco, EMC and NetApp.
According to GDT President and Founder JW Roberts, the company’s continued growth is driving the need for expansion and renovation. “We’re delivering a volume of large-scale solutions to enterprise clients and service providers,” Roberts said. “And we need space to demonstrate our ability to apply innovation to today’s business challenges.”
Over the past two years, GDT has experienced a 58% year-to-year growth in the sale of service provider technologies and an increase in engineering intellectual capital that includes a 400% increase in optical engineering. This expansion comes on top of GDT’s previous multi-million dollar investment in lab facilities and in the creation and development of talent through its GDT Academy.
With a strong focus on national growth and serving each coast, GDT has also added a new West Coast office outside of San Francisco, California, and a Northeast office outside of Boston, Massachusetts. GDT Senior Account ExecutiveAllan Wilayto said, “We’re offering Northeast businesses the best in turnkey networking and IT solutions leveraged by our award-winning engineering excellence.”
GDT has also recently expanded its Houston, Texas, office into new facilities and opened new Texas offices inAustin, San Antonioand El Paso. In order to support international customers, GDT has opened offices in Australia,Hong Kong, Singapore, Canada and the UK. New locations are opening soon in Brazil and India.
GDT is an award-winning technology integration partner with revenue nearing a billion dollars annually. GDT is a Cisco Gold Reseller with triple master specializations and an impressive list of awards that includes Cisco Architectural Excellence US: SP Architectures and Cisco Enterprise Partner of the Year for four consecutive years. With headquarters in Dallas, Texas, GDT maintains offices in the Northeast and on the West Coast of the US, as well as an international presence in Australia, Canada, Hong Kong, India, Singapore, and the UK. GDT translates the latest ideas and technologies into inventive solutions that accelerate outcomes and realize the goals of IT and the vision of business leaders.