State College, Pa- A Centre County business announced its plans for expansion and renovation Thursday.
Sensor Networks, along with the Chamber of Business and Industry of Centre County ceremonially began demolishing a wall in the company’s new home on Walker Drive in State College.
The new building will allow Sensor Networks to move employees from three different locations to one spot.
Founded in 2014, the company makes sensors that monitor equipment in airplanes, nuclear power plants, and other industrial systems. They say there’s only one other company in existance that manufactures a similar product.
The President and General Manager of Sensor Networks, Jeffrey Anderson, says his business has doubled in size over the last four years and that this new location will give the company room to grow.
“It’s great for us… if we could be in this building tomorrow, we would be extremely happy… the location is great, and the fact that we can have everybody together means we have a place to grow,” said Anderson.
Sensor Networks currenlty employs about 50 workers. The company’s goal is to double that number in their new space, which is expected to be completed by the end beginning of July, 2019.
“This will provide us an area where we can all be together which is very important for our business… it’s very technical, so we’ll have the space, but just as importantly being here close to Penn State really provides us with great access to talented people,” Anderson said.
The company has recently hired five more employees, four of which are Penn State graduates.