Published Jan. 25, 2013
Unitrends, a data protection and disaster recovery solutions firm, has expanded its space and renewed a lease at Carolina Research Park in northeast Richland County.
The expansion comes after the company recently announced plans to add more jobs to its customer support ranks. Unitrends will now occupy 25,500 square feet of space at 7 Technology Circle.
The lease is valued at $2 million, according to NAI Avant, which announced the transaction.
NAI Avant brokers Jeff Hein and Roger Winn represented Unitrends and Paul Hartley and Macon Lovelace, also with NAI Avant, represented the landlord in the transaction.
Unitrends is a privately held firm that also has operations in Burlington, Mass. The company has about 200 employees with more than half assigned to the company’s headquarters in Columbia.
About 18 to 20 positions are currently open in Columbia, eight of which are for the support staff, the company said.
Last month, Inc. magazine recognized Unitrends as one of the top five job creators in South Carolina in the publication’s inaugural Hire Power Awards. Inc. tracked companies over a three-year period, 2008 to 2011, for the award. During that time, Unitrends hired 30 new employees — growing its ranks by nearly one-third.