Jun 9, 2020, ALBION, NE – Many area residents visited the newly remodeled headquarters of Applied Connective Technologies during an open house last Friday, June 6. Applied Connective owner Ed Knott purchased the former Hometown Shopko building in June of 2019 and the building was remodeled. The company moved into the building in November 2019. […]
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After starting as a small company 15 years ago, Applied Connective Technologies reached another milestone recently by moving into a newly remodeled headquarters building in Albion.
Since late November, the company has been operating from the former Shopko at 2585 State Highway 14. The building was purchased last June, and remodeling started soon afterward.
One of the finishing touches, a new sign on the building front, was added just last week. An open house will likely be held in May of 2020.
Visitors to the new headquarters will find an industrial chic decor, featuring an open ceiling with exposed duct work, hanging lights, and a large open 9,000 square foot office area that emphasizes collaboration. Floors are a combination of polished concrete and industrial carpet tile.
Several of the executive offices feature roll-up windows. There is a large conference room near the front entry, and a commons area with kitchen for employees and clients.
First to catch the eye is the large entry area featuring the company’s three-dimensional metallic logo and etched glass side windows. The same decor is used throughout the office area.
The building’s rear (south) portion contains parking for 10 to 12 company vehicles, with racks for tools and equipment. Along the west side of the rear portion is a large storage area for inventory.
Applied Connective Technologies started in May of 2004 with Knott and Tom Krings as co-owners, serving the Boone County area primarily with IT and communications. Tom retired in 2015 and Ed took over sole ownership.
The company has grown gradually since then, and now has 24 total employees. This includes 20 in Albion and two in Columbus.
Ed said the company’s primary service area now extends to a 120-mile radius from Albion. They also serve customers as far west as Valentine, east into Iowa, and north into South Dakota.
Applied Connective currently has three main divisions. One is information technology (IT), which includes most anything related to computing technology, such as networking, hardware, software and the Internet. Another division is infrastructure and security, which includes security cameras and systems, cabling and wireless systems. A third division is telephone systems and related services.
The company has seen a large increase in demand for high-speed wireless Internet, which it also provides in the Albion and many other area communities.
Article published December 17, 2019, in Albion News Online.
ALBION, Nebraska (November 4, 2019) – Applied Connective staff got a jump start on the giving season this year with a donation to the Boone County Health Center’s CancerCare program. In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, Applied Connective held a company-wide fundraiser this October selling pink t-shirts depicting the breast cancer awareness message “proud […]
Article by Omaha World Herald staff writer Jeffrey Robb After Shopkos shuttered around Nebraska, a few communities are seeing movement to replace the stores with another retail outlet. But one Omaha real estate executive says people shouldn’t expect retail stores to resurface in every former Shopko building. “Probably not, especially if they’re one user,” said […]
The newly constructed building positioned along Lost Creek Parkway on the north edge of town sticks out. It’s big, luxurious, it might even look a little out of place in a rural Nebraska community. All of that is just fine with Renee Mueller, partial owner of the 13,000-square-foot Parkway Plaza complex and owner of the […]
July 7, 2019 – Applied Connective Technologies, a local managed technology service provider headquartered in Albion, is celebrating its 15th year in business this month. The company is also making plans to move into a larger building — the former Shopko Hometown building at 2585 State Highway 14. Ed Knott, owner of Applied Connective Technologies, […]
ALBION, Nebr. – May 2019 – Applied Connective Technologies is celebrating their fifteenth year in business this month. Originally starting out as a two-man operation focused primarily on IT and communication solutions, Applied Connective has evolved tremendously in the decade and a half since their inception. Today, the 23-employee business operates as a full-service MTSP, […]
FULLERTON, Nebr., April 24th, 2019 — Will Zoucha, Voice Manager at Applied Connective Technologies Family: Megan (spouse), Aurora (4) and Miles (1) Hometown: Cedar Rapids, NE What do you enjoy most about your business? I enjoy knowing all the people that I’ve met over the last eight years. It is very rewarding to build a […]
ALBION, NE – Apr. 9 – Applied Connective Technologies, a leading managed technology services provider, has begun providing its customers with remote performance management solutions. This technology offers a cost-effective remote monitoring and management capability to diagnose underlying network problems, assess network readiness and monitor application performance. This advancement is allowing businesses to capitalize on […]
Fullerton, NE – March 2019 – Applied Connective, a leader in unified communications, announced today that they have launched an awareness campaign to help their customers to leverage the powerful capabilities of Microsoft Office 365. Microsoft’s software is ubiquitous in the business world and this latest development will greatly impact the way business gets done […]