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As published in Toledo Business Journal - May 1, 2021

Aerial rendering of PERRY proTECH’s new headquarters in Lima

Aerial rendering of PERRY proTECH’s new headquarters in Lima

PERRY proTECH set for new $8M HQ

Company recently broke ground on 50,000+ sf facility in Lima

PERRY proTECH (PPT), an established print and imaging business that has been serving the local community for over 56 years, has chosen Lima as the location of its new, state-of-the-art headquarters in a move designed to consolidate and modernize its facility.

Technicon Design Group is serving as the architect for the project and Arnold Construction is serving as the general contractor.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the site was held in mid-April. When completed, this 50,000-plus square foot building will house the company’s current 78 PERRY proTECH employees and bring additional jobs to the community. The 15.5-acre property on Commerce Parkway is in the City of Lima and Perry Township. According to officials, the increase in property tax will support Perry local schools and the Township, and the income tax will continue to go to the City. Mutually supporting all entities is important to the company, noted PPT.

PERRY proTECH CEO Barry Clark said, “We are an employee-owned company, and one that is dedicated to helping our local community thrive. Being able to bring this kind of energy-efficient facility into service helps us not only provide jobs and contribute to the local tax base, but it also helps us showcase our products and services in a way that aligns with our corporate philosophies.”

The facility, located along I-75, will feature a customer experience center that will bring in clients from Michigan to the Dayton metro area, providing more exposure for Lima’s other local businesses.

Ground-level rendering of PERRY proTECH’s new headquarters in Lima, set to be 50,000-plus square feet

Ground-level rendering of PERRY proTECH’s new headquarters
in Lima, set to be 50,000-plus square feet

“PERRYproTECH was founded by Rex Perry in 1965 in Lima. As the company grew, Rex purchased a building in downtown Lima to become our headquarters around 1975. While this location has served us well for many years, we have simply outgrown it,” said Clark. “We recently purchased 15.5 acres of land along I-75 – still in the City of Lima. The new building and location will allow us to get all of our Lima employees under one roof, provide excellent visibility and accessibility to our company with I-75 being in our backyard, and provide our clients with a state-of-the-art customer experience center.”

“We are excited PERRY proTECH was able to find a great location for its new headquarters,” said Dave Stratton, president and CEO of Allen Economic Development Group (AEDG). “A large part of AEDG’s mission is to work with existing companies to help them meet their current and future needs. This modern facility along I-75 will be ideal for PERRY proTECH well into the future.”

PERRY proTECH provides multifunction printers, print and document management services, managed IT, and IT and physical security services to clients throughout Ohio, Michigan, and Indiana. Besides allowing PPT employees to work more closely under one roof, this new facility will help these clients meet its current and future needs, noted the company.

According to Clark, while the move will not create new jobs immediately, it gives the company space to bring on additional employees as it continues to grow.

“In today’s world, companies have the opportunity to locate anywhere. PERRY proTech is a strong community partner and an asset to our region, and we appreciate their commitment to remain in Lima / Allen County,” said Allen County Commissioner, Cory Noonan.

According to PPT, everyone is thrilled that construction is finally beginning, with completion and move-in scheduled for summer of next year. Pat Summers, president of PERRY proTECH noted, “The new HQ facility is a symbol of the stability and evolution of PERRY proTECH. Our business has evolved from a very successful imaging company to an IT company over the past 50 years. This facility will allow future growth and expansion. Our future is very bright, and this is a very exciting time for all of our employee owners.”

“Our greatest asset is our employee owners. As owners of the company, they have a vested interest in our growth, profitability, and our customer’s satisfaction. Their support and execution of our strategic initiatives has been amazing to watch,” said Clark. “When you couple great employees with the financial resources to expand our geographical footprint, make acquisitions, invest in new technologies, and be good corporate citizens, we have a great story to share with the marketplace.”