Availability of skilled workers brings expansion for Oshkosh company
November 28, 2011
From thenorthwestern.com: “New ImproMed office on Ohio Street to create jobs” — Veterinary software developer ImproMed has started construction of a new, 10,000-squre-foot office on its Ohio Street campus as it prepares to create more than 20 new jobs in the next 24 months.
The new, two-story building gives ImproMed, a Butler Schein Animal Health subsidiary, space to consolidate its Oshkosh operations and to prepare for anticipated job growth as the company continues to add to its market share, ImproMed President Ron Detjen said.
“We saw a good opportunity in our community to grow thanks to city management and improvements in the state’s business climate,” Detjen said. “There’s a great local education system, a great work ethic and the city (of Oshkosh) was a good partner as we developed our plans.”
The two-story building will complement surrounding office buildings, including ImproMed’s existing headquarters at 304 Ohio St. Detjen said the design of the site would also accommodate another 4,000-square-foot expansion if needed to accommodate additional staff beyond the new jobs Detjen expects will be created in the next two years. Construction is expected to finish in March or April and at that time employees working in leased office space in the 600 block of North Main Street and a building in the 200 block of Ohio Street will move into the new building.