WESTMINSTER, Colo. —Trimble held a groundbreaking ceremony for its new Rockies campus in Westminster, Colo. The ceremony was attended by Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper, Colorado CIO-Secretary of Technology Kristin Russell, Jefferson County Commissioners Faye Griffin and John Odom, and Westminster Mayor Nancy McNally.

“Trimble has been in Colorado since 2000. This investment demonstrates our continued commitment to the region, which has become a primary corporate location for us. Westminster has proven to be an excellent location for our Trimble Rockies office because of its access to a high-technology workforce, business-friendly environment and diverse and cost-effective life style choices for employees,” said Steven W. Berglund, Trimble’s president and CEO. “In addition, the building project will provide us with an opportunity to showcase our broad portfolio of office-to-field Connected Site solutions during the planning, construction and operational phases of the new campus.”

“We are committed to being the best state in the nation to do business. We want to welcome Trimble and congratulate them on expanding their operations in Colorado," said Hickenlooper. "Trimble demonstrates that our state's high-tech workforce and innovative business climate is where businesses can succeed."

Trimble’s new Rockies campus will be a 125,000 sq. ft., 4-story building on 15 acres in the Westmoor area of the city of Westminster. It will house existing employees, with space to accommodate up to 570 employees. The expected completion is May 2013.

Trimble initially opened its Colorado location in October of 2000 with 43 employees at the Church Ranch Office Center in the city of Westminster, occupying approximately 29,000 sq. ft. Today, Trimble leases approximately 98,000 sq. ft. in Westminster’s Westmoor Technology Park, with more than 400 employees. Employees in the location primarily focus on marketing, testing and applications engineering in the construction, surveying, agriculture, mapping and geographic information system (GIS) markets.

JE Dunn Construction of Denver is the general contractor for the project; OZ Architecture of Boulder designed the building; and Cresa Partners of Denver served as the real estate broker.

As part of the project, Trimble’s broad range of Engineering and Construction (E&C) solutions will be used during construction of the new campus—from survey, site-prep, excavation and estimating, to 3D design and BIM, project management and construction layout. Trimble’s Connected Site solutions enable an integrated and seamless workflow to reduce rework and improve productivity on a construction jobsite. The building project is pursuing Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold certification.

To learn more, visit: http://newbuilding.trimble.com.