Matrix Systems opens new headquarters

MIAMISBURG, Ohio-Matrix Systems has moved to a new 16,000-square-foot headquarters in Miamisburg, Ohio, giving the access control and security solutions provider 25-percent more space for additional employees and business expansion.

The 31-year-old corporation is hiring salespeople, customer support employees and service technicians to handle the growing demand for its state-of-the-art access control and security work, according to James Young, president.

The expansion is driven by new projects that include security upgrade contracts at Valdosta International Airport, Valdosta, Ga., and Brownsville South Padre Island International Airport, Brownsville, Texas.

Besides aviation, Matrix Systems specializes in transportation, business healthcare, government, industry and educational facilities. Healthcare and education examples are illustrated by last year's ongoing security upgrades at Cleveland Clinic, Cleveland, and Texas A & M University, College Station, Texas. Industrial contracts also increased last year with access control projects in the United States for ArcelorMittal, a Luxembourg-based steel company.

Matrix Systems, one of the few U.S. security firms that designs, engineers and manufactures most of its own subsystem hardware as well as its Frontier software brand, will use portions of the new building to automate and streamline production. "We're expecting greater growth in 2010 as more construction projects funded by the $787 billion stimulus package discover that Matrix Systems' products and services comply with the program's mandatory 'Buy American' provision," said Young.

In addition to its Miamisburg headquarters, Matrix Systems operates offices in Houston, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., Chicago and Miami.