From left: Jamie Stewart, Executive Director VT Economic Development Corporation;
Jessica Cook, Finance & Human Resources Manager, Ivy Computer;
Bill Shepeluk, Waterbury Town Manager, George Pierce, President Ivy Computer;
Joan Goldstein, Commissioner, Vermont Department of Economic Development;
John Henle, Administration & Facilities Manager—Ivy Computer;
Michael Keane, Vice Chair, Vermont Economic Progress Council;
Theresa Wood, Waterbury Legislative Representative
Vermont Business Magazine On September 14, Ivy Computer hosted a groundbreaking ceremony celebrating the anticipated construction of a new 22,000-square-foot office building on their current campus. Representatives from several state agencies, including Commissioner of the Vermont Department of Economic Development Joan Goldstein and Jamie Stewart, Executive Director of the Vermont Economic Development Corporation, were on hand for the celebration.
Founded in 1986, Ivy Computer is the producer of software tools specific to the trash hauling industry, most prominently a business management product (Trash Flow) and a money processing platform (Trash Billing). Ivy’s continuing robust growth has allowed the company to steadily increase hiring, and staff increases dictate a need for more space to accommodate that growth.
Ivy Computer’s President George Pierce said in his remarks, “…the air is filled with new ideas and dreams for the company as a whole, and as you pursue those dreams the company will continue to grow. This new building will be powered by the sun, with climate-conscious geothermal heating and cooling, and no fossil fuels. Well-insulated with plenty of natural light.”
Participation in the Vermont Employment Growth Initiative (VEGI), a program orchestrated by the Vermont Economic Development Corporation, will enable this project to move forward in a more near-term manner than originally anticipated. The VEGI program offers monetary assistance to businesses that have been approved to earn the incentive and who then meet performance requirements.
Commissioner Goldstein commented, “Vermont has proven to be a great incubator of tech companies that create meaningful jobs and opportunities in communities across the state.” She continued, “With VEGI’s support, Ivy Computer can build and expand its headquarters and add more employees to capitalize on its need for additional space and capacity to grow its day-to-day business operations.”
“At Ivy Computer, we're very proud to be part of the VEGI program, and we're devoted to continuing to grow our company while being part of a positive contribution to the Vermont economy. Our current staff count of 61 is anticipated to approach 100 employees by 2025, and our new building will certainly enhance our productivity," said Jessica Cook, Ivy’s Finance & Human Resources Manager.
Ivy Computer has been ranked among the “Best Places to Work in Vermont” for the last four years, in the Vermont Business Magazine annual polls of current staff participants.
For more information about Ivy Computer please visit: https://www.ivycomputer.com/
Waterbury Center, VT – September 14, Ivy Computer