Redwood City systems group relocates

Thursday, September 11, 2003

September 11, 2003

SAN JOSE, Calif. - The low-voltage group of an $80 million electrical contractor has relocated into new space to accommodate its growing division.

Redwood City Electric, an electrical contractor that opened its doors in the early 1970s, in June moved its Systems Group to a much larger location, about 40,000 square feet. The building, located down the road from Redwood's former facility, is located at the interchange of I-880 and Route 101, a major intersection that makes the facility more accessible to the company's coverage area of Northern California. Redwood City Electric's corporate office is located in Redwood City, Calif.

"In our other facility, everyone was on top of one another,"said Bill Breyton, group leader, systems group for Redwood City Electric. Now, the company has about 30,000 square feet of office space, with the remaining 10,000 to warehouse products the systems group installs, including those from the group's relationships with Edwards Systems Technology and Checkpoint, to name a few.

The new facility will house design and administrative staff of about ten and also be home to 50 more Redwood City Electric technicians and service staff, Breyton said.

The systems group, which was formed in 1998, now produces about 14 percent of the company's annual revenues, which is projected to be around $80 million in 2003, up from the nearly $60 million the company brought in for 2002.

The move only took the company about three months to orchestrate and complete, Breyton said.