UL is a global company that does testing, inspection and certification on over 22 billion products in a year, worldwide.
"Moving into here is a real demonstration of our growth by far exceeding our expectations," said Randal Six, the IT Manager.
"We are far more successful than what we set out to do,” added Brenna Hutchison, the IT Business Systems Lead. "UL has really liked what we’ve done, so they have given us more support with it."
In 2014, UL picked 14 cities, and Laramie came up on top on places to add a location.
"One reason is the University of Wyoming, but probably what tilted the scales was being a new facility at Cirrus Sky," remarked Randal.
"The growth potential and what Laramie had to offer, matched what they were looking for," added Brenna.
The Laramie base for UL started with four people in 2014. In 2016, they had about 12 people that moved into the existing Cirrus Sky location. Currently, they have about 28 employees. Most of their employees come from Laramie and now there is more interest from people on the Front Range.
"UL has an incredible amount of work towards the digital future and we are right in the center of that,” said Randall. "Investments that UL is making into their digital future is significant. It’s an exciting time for us as a team."
"The UL expansion at the Cirrus Sky Technology Park is very exciting for Laramie and highlights our partnership with the City of Laramie in our commitment to finding innovative ways to attracting and retaining businesses in Laramie," said Brad Enzi, CEO & President of the Laramie Chamber Business Alliance (LCBA).