Growth prompts Compass Technologies to relocate

Thursday, January 2, 2003

January 2, 2003

EXTON, Penn. - Access control and security management company Compass Technologies will ring in the year in a new building, a facility one-third bigger than its previous location.

Though only four buildings away from its previous location in the same town, the new facility includes a larger area for training, expanded technical assistance and more room for the company’s engineering department.

Mike Mahon, director of sales and marketing for Compass, estimated that in the last year the company has grown 25 percent, precipitating the need for a new location. One feature of the building is a new training facility, equipped with individual workstations and an in-ceiling projector system. It can also hold 15 people compared with only six previously.

“We had tremendous inquiries for training and we’ve had to turn people away,” he said.

Compass Technologies will expand its training courses this year by now offering an on the road training program. So far five dates have been scheduled.

The new location also includes an after hours pick up area, enabling delivery companies like UPS and Fed Ex to access packages later in the day and provide quicker turnaround on rush orders. “This allows us to have pickups all the way up to 7 p.m. at night,” said Mahon.