ADA — Despite circulating rumors and a for-sale sign in front the building at 327 E. 14th, Edge Tech Corp is not relocating to Dallas. The company did, however, relocate to a new office in North Hills Centre. Ever growing, EDGE Tech found itself quite cramped in the 12,000 square feet office on 14th Street. “We were seriously short on space,” said Bill Thompson, human resource manager for EDGE Tech.

EDGE's president and CEO Jeff Thompson, at the age 14, began the company with $2,500 he had saved from an Ada Evening News paper route. Once known as Peripheral Outlet, the company changed its name to EDGE Tech Corp in 2004. According to EDGE Tech, it is an ISO 9001:2000 certified company that was founded in 1986, and is a leading supplier of DRAM and Flash memory upgrades, portable computing products, storage devices, and other experience-enhancing technology solutions.

Its new location offers approximately 50,000 square feet for its five year growth plan, with an estimated 175 employees at the end of the five years. According to Thompson, it now has room to grow. EDGE Tech remodeled the space between Dollar General and Tractor Supply for approximately $1 million. Spending $60,000 alone on a anti-static floor. “Static can be detrimental to our products,” Thompson said. The facility offers approximately 12,000 feet of office space, 30,000 feet of operations area and 4,000 feet is dedicated to a 24-hour employee fitness center, break room and storage.

Even though EDGE's primary sales department, along with its marketing and purchasing departments, are located in Dallas, Texas, its headquarters plans to remain in Ada. “We are an Ada company. We started here and always want to be here,” Thompson said.

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