Community leaders participated in the Grand Opening of Satcom Direct’s new world headquarters in Viera. The brand new 42,000 sq foot building is Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design (LEED) certified, the recognized standard for measuring building sustainability.
The purpose of the move was to consolidate its headquarters operations in Satellite Beach into a single, larger, more efficient facility. This need, together with continued strong growth anticipated over the coming years, drove plans to establish a new, expanded, and technologically advanced facility. ”The new SD world headquarters location embodies our growth as a company, and our evolution from a small business into a global connectivity provider. Our business was built in this community and expanding our presence here further illustrates our commitment to Brevard County,” said Jim Jensen, Founder and CEO of Satcom Direct.
Congressman Bill Posey was also on-hand as one of the speakers for this event. “Satcom Direct is one of the Space Coast’s great entrepreneurial success stories – a home business that has grown into a global leader in its field,” said Congressman Bill Posey. “It’s a great privilege to help inaugurate Satcom Direct’s new world headquarters here in Viera, which will no doubt inspire other businesses to invest in state-of-the-art energy efficient facilities both here in Florida and around our nation. I salute Satcom Direct’s dedication to our community and commitment to developing cutting edge global communications technology that is critical to our national security and way of life.”
Satcom Direct currently has offices worldwide, including five U.S. locations, plus UK, Australia, Brazil, Canada, UAE, Switzerland, Russia, and Hong Kong. “Satcom Direct could have chosen to uproot their headquarters and relocate to another country. Instead, they chose to remain in Brevard County and we applaud them for their continued commitment and support to our community,” stated Robin Fisher, Board Chair of the Board of Brevard County Commissioners.
Lynda Weatherman, president and CEO of the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast reflected on the strides Satcom Direct has made since its creation in 1997. “The company’s expansion is another example of Brevard County’s business climate continuing to foster economic growth. In addition to their success, the LEED certified facility elevates the area’s competitive edge. It sends a message that our community understands the importance of a healthy working environment with clean energy.”
To receive LEED certification, building projects satisfy prerequisites and earn points to achieve different levels of certification. This particular facility satisfies a variety of these points to include having 100% LED lighting, full generator backup, fitness center, coffee shop and café, raised accessing flooring and under floor air distribution, modular walls allowing for future growth and flexibility, energy efficient window wall system, wall and roof insulation exceeding code requirements, maintenance free exterior walls and full windowed east wall for maximum natural light.
About the Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast
The Economic Development Commission of Florida’s Space Coast (EDC) is dedicated to attracting new business and investment and expanding existing industry throughout the Space Coast, influencing change on government laws and regulations affecting economic development, promoting the Space Coast to encourage new investment, supporting efforts of Space Coast military installations, and relaying new programs and procedures to assist manufacturing and high tech companies. The EDC is a private, not-for-profit coalition whose stakeholders are business leaders committed to the economic growth and stability of Florida’s Space Coast. Visit www.SpaceCoastEDC.org.
About Satcom Direct
Satcom Direct is the leading provider of satellite voice and broadband data solutions for flight deck and cabin communications serving business, military, government, and heads of state aircraft. The company is a premier Inmarsat Distribution Partner, Iridium Service Partner, and ViaSat Yonder's preferred reseller, supporting more than ninety percent of all corporate flight departments worldwide. Satcom Direct continues to advance its services through mobile applications and value adds – from flight deck datalink to cabin communications – making Satcom Direct the leader in aeronautical satcom service. Satcom Direct’s headquarters and primary operations center is located in Viera, Florida, with additional office locations in the United States, Canada, UK, UAE, Switzerland, Hong Kong, Australia, Russia, and Brazil. For more information regarding Satcom Direct, visit www.satcomdirect.com, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org, or call U.S. +1.321.777.3000 or UK +44.1252.554.460.