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Dewpoint Ribbon Cutting, Tuesday September 16

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Dewpoint Ribbon Cutting, Tuesday September 16

Lansing based technology company moves downtown to iconic Knapp’s Centre

 

LANSING, MICH. — Dewpoint, an information technology firm, will celebrate the grand opening of their new headquarters with a Ribbon Cutting Ceremony, Tuesday September 16 at 3:30 p.m. Approximately 30 employees will occupy Suite 200 of the Knapp’s Centre in downtown Lansing at 300 South Washington Square, with around 120 more staff members supported throughout the downtown area.  

Friends, family, and visitors of downtown Lansing are invited to come and join Mayor Bernero and Downtown Lansing Inc. in welcoming the new business to the Capital City.

Dewpoint has a long, successful history in the Greater Lansing area, first opening in 1996.  The company has been part of the South Lansing community for over 10 years, and today operates branches in Southeast Michigan and Central Indiana, as well. Over the last 18 months, Dewpoint has experienced exponential growth, with an approximate 155% increase in staff since 2012.  The new offices will serve both resident office staff as well as a large number of resources deployed at large, with ad hoc collaboration and shared work spaces available.

 

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About Dewpoint – People Who Deliver
Founded in 1996, Dewpoint experts have a long success record of helping to develop short- or long-term strategic technology plans to maximize current resources and better position your organization for the future. 

Our Professional Services Centers of Excellence focus on Portfolio, Program and Project Management; Managed Services; Architecture Design and Implementation; and Applications Development and Maintenance.  As Data Center experts, we also architect and support our clients’ strategic initiatives such as data backup and recovery, data storage, virtualized environments, database services, performance improvement and overall architectural design and implementation. We partner with leading technology providers such as Oracle, Symantec, Pure Storage, Cisco, NetApp, Brocade, VMware, Hitachi Data Systems, Microsoft and other key providers to incorporate the latest hardware and software solutions available.

Dewpoint collaborates with enterprise clients across numerous industries, including state and local government, health care, financial services, biotechnology, manufacturing, insurance and more. Headquartered in Lansing, Michigan, the company also maintains offices in greater Detroit and Indianapolis.  While many of the company’s clients are located in the Midwest, Dewpoint also supports organizations across the country, such as New Mexico, California, Illinois and other locations.

Additional information is available at www.dewpoint.com.

About Downtown Lansing Inc.

Downtown Lansing Inc. is dedicated to making Lansing a place where people want to be, by encouraging its businesses, neighborhoods, and stakeholders to build a dynamic culture known for its vibrancy, sustainable growth, and business friendly environment.

About The Knapp’s Centre

The Knapp’s Centre started out as the building for the J.W. Knapp’s Department Store. When completed in 1939, it was hailed in the contemporary press as "the most modern building in the Midwest".  Today, it is considered to be one of the finest intact examples of Streamline Art Moderne commercial buildings in the Midwest, notable for its size, clarity of design and brilliant colors. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on May 21, 1983.

The Knapp’s Department store closed its doors in 1980.  In 1982, the building was purchased by the Eyde Company and converted to office space for several tenants. Today, it is being transformed into a mixed-use development with retail and restaurants slated for the first floor, with Class A office space on the upper floors.  High-end residential units are located on the top floor and penthouse floor. 

The building is also SERF certified – A newer alternative to LEED certification, SERF uses a dynamic scoring system with 22 sustainability categories, such as lighting, HVAC, air quality, recycling and green cleaning, which use well-known standards like ASHRAE and USDA and to set guidelines for performance.  "Dynamic" means that it is percentage based, so scoring high in some categories can offset others that are too difficult or expensive for the project to achieve.  Depending on the project, it may be scored based on either a performance or prescriptive path.


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