An energy management software company is expanding in the western suburbs.
Open Systems International broke ground Friday on a new $20 million corporate headquarters in Medina. The 100,000-square-foot building will be LEED-Gold certified and incorporate some of the company’s own energy management technologies.
“We are growing rapidly, leaps and bounds, and the space we’re in right now just isn’t able to accommodate our fast growth any more,” said Mimi Nelson, OSI’s director of marketing and communication.
The privately held company currently employs about 240 people in Plymouth, where it rents space in an office park. The new headquarters, on the corner of Highway 55 and Arrowhead Drive, will put everyone under the same roof and allow Open Systems to add more employees.
OSI, which was founded in 1992, makes automation software for the gas, electric, and transportation industries that allows companies to monitor and control their systems. A couple of years ago the company started upgrading its software to support smart-grid projects.
Originally published May 26, 2010, by The Line Media.