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Jon Bowling, Thin-nology founder, has a knack for spotting new trends and opportunities well ahead of the market. He founded Thin-nology in 2004 to provide “Cloud Computing” solutions even before the term “cloud computing” was coined. Thin-nology was also the first to apply virtualization as a business tool believing that the right technologies can reduce costs, increase productivity and enhance security for businesses. And, true to form, Thin-nology will be the first data center to locate in Pflugerville.
Jon and Kathryn Grona, Thin-nology president, know just how important moving quickly is to their business. The constantly evolving technology landscape demands a nimble and responsive approach which is why Thin-nology found Pflugerville to be an ideal location for their business. “Pflugerville is the only city we found that moves as quickly as we do. Their streamlined development process will allow us to be in our new facility in just 15 months.” says, Kathryn. “Pflugerville’s location and access to the new toll ways make getting to our office accessible to many workers outside of the Pflugerville area and the ease of doing business in Pflugerville encouraged us to expand our business in this area.”
Pflugerville’s pro-business attitude and its comprehensive support system have helped Thin-nology, a virtual office solutions provider, stay ahead of their growth needs. Pflugerville offers everything that data centers are looking for: redundant power, low risk of disaster, affordable real estate and a deregulated energy market for cheaper electricity costs. Thin-nology will consolidate its Pflugerville-based executive and sales offices and a South Austin data center into a new 8,600-square-foot corporate headquarters office space and data center on a 1-acre tract at the 130 Commerce Center Industrial Park.
Thin-nology serves a variety of sizes and types of business customers, but to date the mid-sized business has really been their sweet spot. “We will soon expand our services to include offerings for the very small, one- or two-person companies, too,” says Grona. “Outsourcing IT is really where the industry is moving, so Thin-nology is positioned for growth and long-term success. We wanted to stay in Central Texas because of the economy, and we chose Pflugerville because it is so pro-business.”
Because the Pflugerville Community Development Corporation (PCDC) and the Pflugerville City Council actively promote new and expanding business and industry to provide the basis for more jobs and tax base for the good of the citizens they provided a $70,000 incentive package based on expected job retention and expansion. The PCDC will reimburse Thin-nology for development fees, construction costs and moving expenses.