Warren County is now home to Litewire, a business that offers managed enterprise IT services. The company has opened a new Tier IV data center in the former A.O. Smith Building on Red Road, creating 66 new jobs.
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissio-ner Randy Boyd, along with Litewire, LLC officials announced Wednesday the new IT services company will begin operations in Warren County.
“It’s exciting to have such an innovative company locate to Warren County,” said Boyd. “Litewire’s decision to do business in Tennessee is a vote of confidence in our ability to support high-tech industries. By working to become the most aligned state in the nation when it comes to education and workforce development, we are creating employees who will be prepared for these kinds of jobs, as well as a pipeline of workers that can support the growth of companies like Litewire for years to come.”
Litewire CEO, Marcus Hill, said “Litewire is proud to bring a multi-tenant world class Tier IV data center staffed with a full managed IT services team to Middle Tennessee.”
Litewire offers managed enterprise IT services, data center colocation, private and shared cloud services, disaster recovery service strategies, network management and information security and training. At 285,000 square feet, Litewire’s Warren County facility is the largest potential data center footprint under one roof in the Southeast.
The Litewire infrastructure is completely modular, offering an unprecedented ability to scale based off of client density and demand. This will allow any size company, small business or large-scale corporation, to exist in the Litewire environment efficiently and affordably. The Litewire facility is also unique, because it houses the McMinnville Police Department making it the only data center in the world with a police station “onsite.”
Warren County Executive Herschel Wells welcomed the business to the county.
“With extreme pleasure, we invite Litewire into our community and anticipate a great future for them as well as enhancing our own for today and future generations to come. The circumstances of this announcement make this an even greater pleasure, because this is an entity that is growing from within our own community. We are excited to convey this organization is being born and nurtured from the brainchild of our own Warren County people in that David Hill and Ricky Minton are two of the four principal entrepreneurs who have founded this company.”
The business will “diversify” the local economy, says Wells. He stated, “As all are aware, we are interested in progress and growth for our community. Being good stewards of the region in which we have been blessed, this opening today helps us in many ways beyond just this announcement. We have always been known as a solid manufacturing and agriculture based area, but this announcement adds to our base by assisting to diversity our local economy. Litewire, by providing data security and holding services, will be adding a new dimension of highly technical employment to our area with a green emphasis.”
Wells welcomed Litewire with “open arms” and voiced a desire to support the business with a qualified workforce.
“We wish to support Litewire with a trained qualified workforce for years to come, by providing education opportunities through our Warren County High School, Motlow State Community College and our Tennessee College of Applied Technology. Our residents know already, but we are communicating to our visitors that we are active supporters of Mechatronics training, Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect. Also we are actively investigating the possibility of bringing Advanced Robotic Training to our education system to springboard the careers of our people.
McMinnville Electric System has partnered with Litewire to provide automated switching between two separate substations and has provided dual feeds for utility power.
“Supplying reliable power to a data center is a daunting responsibility that we at McMinnville Electric System take seriously,” said McMinnville Electric System CEO Rodney Boyd. “That is why we are pleased that Litewire has chosen McMinnville as the location of choice for their new state-of-the-art facility.”
Phase one construction is now complete and Litewire is fully functional with an initial footprint of 35,000 square feet.
To stay up to date on company hiring and employment opportunities, visit http://www.litewiredata.com.