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Pulse Technology Purchases New Building in Schaumburg, Illinois

Tuesday, August 13, 2019  
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BTA member Pulse Technology has announced that it will relocate its corporate headquarters to Schaumburg, Illinois, later this year.

Chip Miceli, president of Pulse Technology, confirmed that the company has acquired a 36,500-square-foot facility at 201 E. Commerce Drive in Schaumburg, and is in the process of having the building retrofitted to suit the company's needs. The building will be energy efficient and state-of-the-art. Miceli said that the new headquarters will have large, state-of-the-art video walls for demonstrations and meetings, which will be complemented by a showroom featuring the latest in copiers, MFPs and other office equipment. The Pulse Technology headquarters will also showcase the very latest in office furniture, as it expands its line of office furniture into Illinois.

For the last two years, the firm has used its Carol Stream, Illinois, location (262 Carlton Drive) as its headquarters. Pulse Technology acquired the Carol Stream building following an incident in 2017 when a microburst came through Elk Grove Village, Illinois, and essentially destroyed the building on Bonaventure Drive that had served as corporate headquarters for 30 years.

Pulse is using the family-owned business Bear Construction to do the build out of the facility, which Miceli hopes will be ready for occupancy in September.

"We have been welcomed with open arms by the City of Schaumburg," Miceli said. "This city and region has always been an important part of our market, and we're thrilled at how they've done everything they can to accommodate and welcome us."

Miceli said that Pulse Technology will keep and continue to use the Carol Stream location primarily for warehouse functions, but will move its administrative, sales and technical personnel to Schaumburg.

"Carol Stream has been great to us," Miceli said. "It's a great community and a good location, but we've simply outgrown the space. After a thorough search, we have found a location that we believe will be ideal for our present needs and which will accommodate future growth."

Pulse Technology, which is the new and rebranded name for Des Plaines Office Equipment, Kramer & Leonard and McShane's, has locations in Rockford, Chicago and Carol Stream, Illinois, and Chesterton, Indiana. The firm will continue to operate from all of these locations but will transfer its corporate functions to the Schaumburg location.

Over the years, the firm has acquired a number of smaller Chicago area managed print services companies and recently brought the northern Indiana firms McShane's and Kramer & Leonard, which date back to 1921, under its umbrella.

The company's new space was built in 1987 and previously housed an insurance company. When completed, the Schaumburg facility will house more than 20 individual offices plus a state-of-the-art showroom.

Schaumburg has been a prominent part of the Pulse Technology market. The firm sponsors the Boomers, the city's baseball team; and hosts a number of events in the community, from open houses to lunch-and-learn sessions. Pulse is also an active member of the Schaumburg Business Association.

"We've always found Schaumburg to be a very business friendly community," Miceli said. "We look forward to being an even bigger part of the community."

The new location is convenient to Route I90, with easy access. Miceli said that the company will plan an open house later this year.

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