As a solution provider for utilities, we are innately aware of the need for sustainability and environmental consciousness. So when setting about designing our new headquarters in Southwest One Industrial Park in Benton, KY, we knew that we wanted to take steps to reduce our environmental footprint. After much consideration and consulting, we decided that creating our own solar farm was a good fit for us and our location.
Our solar farm consists of 252 panels and produces 101.3 kWp at peak production. Since installation on May 25th, we have produced more electricity than is being used by our building.
Over 47 MWh of electricity!
By powering our building with solar, we have saved 71,577.49 lb. of CO2 emissions or the equivalent of planting 540.83 trees!
We’re excited to have a positive impact on our environment and to do our part to ensure that our earth is sustained for years to come!
It has been a very exciting time for us here at United Systems. Not only did we have our Grand Opening Celebration, but we also had Spirit Week and our full marketing team in the office for sales training. We wanted to first thank everyone that came out to our Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting Celebration. We had a great time celebrating with our friends, family, and the community. We’re very happy to be in our new headquarters and look forward to what the future holds!
We’ve included some of our favorite images from this event below.
We recently had our first-ever Spirit Week in celebration of our Grand Opening. Employees dressed based on themes each day in exchange for a donation to the United Systems Charitable Giving Fund, with proceeds to benefit local needs. Everyone had a great time dressing up. We’ve included some of the fun outfits below!
Finally, we were able to have our full Marketing staff in the office for sales training. It had been over a year since our full marketing team was together. With many new members on the team, we were excited to have everyone together to learn more about the great products we offer, get to know each other and do some great team building.
United Systems Marketing Department meets for training at their new headquarters in Southwest One Industrial Park.
United Systems & Itron Leadership meet to strategize and discuss future plans.
It’s been a busy couple of months for us here at United Systems. We’ve all returned to the office, moved offices, put our new building together, brought on several new team members, resumed our charitable giving program activities, hosted our full Marketing staff for training, and held our Grand Opening & Ribbon Cutting celebration.
We’re grateful to be in our new headquarters and to have our full team together. We are looking forward to continuing to help utilities, local governments, and small businesses improve operations using technology and automation.
Our President, Scott Waldrop, said it best:
"We are more than a technology company. We help cities, utilities and companies simplify and focus on their core business using better processes supported with technology and automation. We have traditionally been a technology company, but we want to be more that."
On Wednesday, July 7th Congressman James Comer and other local dignitaries visited Southwest One Industrial Park and United Systems’ recently completed headquarters located within the park. We are privileged to have had the Congressman tour our location and discuss the great economic opportunities Marshall County, Kentucky, offers to industries of all kinds.
“We were honored to host Congressman Comer in our community today, which included a tour of United Systems & Software’s facility. It is always exciting to share the momentum of Southwest One Industrial Park and our community’s economic development with our congressional delegation.”
Kentucky Lake Economic Development
As a business founded in Marshall County, KY, we are passionate about the continued economic growth of the area. Over the last 40+ years, United Systems has been a part of the community and has provided jobs for individuals in the area. Our rapid growth over the past years and our need to accommodate a quickly growing workforce made Southwest One Industrial Park ideal for us to relocate.
We have had the privilege of seeing economic growth throughout Western Kentucky, and the Southwest One Industrial Park is another example of forward-thinking progress for the area. We are excited to be a part of continued growth in the area, and we’re eager to see what the future has in store in Marshall County, KY.
"I enjoyed joining local leaders at United Systems and Software to see a company that is on the cutting edge of technology in the 21st Century. This facility is a testament to the sort of industries that can thrive in rural communities when local government and economic development leaders work with the private sector to invest and create jobs in places like Marshall County."
https://united-systems.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/07/IMG_0429-scaled.jpg19202560Dana Fennellhttps://united-systems.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/12/header-logo-300x59.pngDana Fennell2021-07-07 22:04:532021-07-12 16:06:14Congressman James Comer Visits United Systems Recently Completed Headquarters in Southwest One Industrial Park
Over the last 44 years, United Systems has worked diligently to help utilities and local government improve operational efficiencies through the effective use of technology. What started as a small business with only a handful of employees has grown into a company with over 50 employees serving over 1,000 customers across an 18-state territory.
Our offerings help utilities provide better service to customers, improve operations, and increase sustainability. The Alliance™ software calculates over 15 million utility statements annually. Through our managed services offering, we partner with hundreds of businesses to ensure that critical systems and data remain secure while reducing downtime and increasing operational efficiency. Our team resolves nearly 20,000 service tickets for customers each year.
While our customer base and catalog of offerings have grown, our goal has remained the same: deliver the highest quality products & services that benefit our valued customers while fostering a productive corporate culture focused on respect & inclusion, all while working to enhance the lives of individuals within the community.
With our customers, goals, and the needs of our growing workforce in mind, we began the lengthy process of finding a location, designing and building our new headquarters, and here we are today in a 22,000 square foot location at Southwest One Industrial Park.
To say we’re grateful would be an understatement. To all our employees, customers, vendors, and partners: words could never express how grateful we are for you and your continued commitment to United Systems. We are beyond blessed to have all our employees working out of our new location and are looking forward to what the future holds! It’s a bit chaotic at times, has a couple of unpacked boxes throughout, and we’re still working on finding a place for everything but, there’s nowhere else we would rather be!
As we continue to settle in, we wanted to share a few interesting facts and some of the things we love about our building!
Our new building is 21,310 sq. ft. with a 1,000 sq. ft. outdoor terrace equipped with outlets and wifi to offer our employees an outdoor workspace. Our previous location was a mere 6000 sq. ft.
Our building was designed with openness in mind and is equipped with an air exchanger that will exchange outside air for inside air 3+ times per day. As a result, germs, mold, bacteria, and other similar issues are less likely to stagnate in the building resulting in fresher air and a more pleasant work environment.
The openness allows our employees to actively collaborate in a team environment to serve our customers better and efficiently deliver quality products and services. An open work environment further promotes mental wellness and overall employee satisfaction.
Our building is equipped with a fully operational solar system. The solar system directly feeds our energy usage, making it one of the first in the region to supplement our energy usage directly with solar. We anticipate our solar system will, at minimum, provide our daytime electricity needs. Our building is further equipped with geothermal units that provide for extreme energy efficiency as well as comfort. All lighting, insulation, and other design features of our building were selected with efficiency in mind furthering our commitment to sustainability and the community.
The 80-foot tower on our building allows us to access alternate internet service if our fiber goes down. In addition, we use a line-of-sight wireless access point to access an internet connection that we own at a nearby government facility here in Marshall county. This setup allows us to ensure that we are always available to assist our customers.
Moving is hard, ya’ll. We’re still settling in and learning our new building, but as we mentioned, we couldn’t be more excited to be here!
We hope to see you all on July 29th at our open house and keep an eye out for more peeks inside our new location!
During a national pandemic, we’re proud and excited to continue progress on our new headquarters located in Southwest One Industrial Park. We initially broke ground on this project in September of 2019. Substantial progress has been made throughout 2020, with an anticipated completion date of January 2021.
As a direct result of hard work and continued high demand for our new products and services, we have experienced rapid growth over the past five hears. Our new headquarters comes out of a desire to enhance our production, improve service to our customers, and a need to accommodate further growth of our team. We want to thank our customers for their continued support and are privileged to be able to contribute to economic growth in Western Kentucky.
Check out the live feed of our building’s progress and check back with us on social media for continued updates!