inLighten Enlarges Technology Campus with Acquisition of National Fuel Gas Property
Clarence-based Digital Media Company Plans for Future Expansion of Global Resource Center
Nov. 6, 2012
inLighten®, a leading worldwide provider of digital media solutions announced today that it has agreed to purchase a 2.4 acre parcel from National Fuel Gas adjacent to its corporate headquarters at 9645 Wehrle Drive in the town of Clarence. The company said it anticipates closing on the property within the next 45 days.
According to inLighten President and CEO, Dan Snyder, the purchase enables inLighten to continue its strategic expansion as growth in the company’s core businesses accelerates. "Digital Out-of-Home Media is a $7Billion global industry that has seen strong growth over the past decade and shows no sign of slowing." Snyder points to inLighten’s recently released line of hand-held PeTE™ e-tablets and free-standing kiosks as evidence of the rapid evolution of products being used by both consumers and businesses. "As we create the solutions of the future and bring them to market, this acquisition puts inLighten in a position to deploy additional resources and add talented individuals to help our company pursue its mission."
inLighten moved to Clarence in early 2011 after acquiring and renovating the former headquarters of Greatbach Inc., a 45,000 square foot facility that now houses a majority of inLighten’s development and network operations. The company anticipates about a 20% growth in staff over the next 18-24 months. "We believe that our location is one of our assets," said Snyder. "It’s convenient for both air and ground travel and the Clarence community is very attractive to the highly skilled professionals we seek to recruit. We’ve just re-located two software professionals from the New York metro area to participate in the expansion of our newly formed tablet development group, and the community and surrounding amenities played an important role in their decision to join us. We’re very pleased that we’ll be able to offer these advantages for years to come, and appreciate the way our neighbors, National Fuel Gas, worked with us to make this deal a reality."
inLighten is a pioneer in networked digital media solutions including digital signage, self-service kiosks, on-hold and environment audio services and speech privacy solutions that empower clients to effectively and securely communicate with their audiences. Powered by inLighten digital media management software that enables customized content creation, scheduling and distribution controls, inLighten solutions are scalable, cost-effective and exceptionally reliable. Industry-leading consulting, installation, technical support and creative services deliver a superior customer experience and provide a single point of accountability for all aspects of implementation, day-to-day management and continuing network operation. inLighten’s headquarters are in Clarence, NY.