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Posted on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 : 2:14 p.m.

Michigan spinoff Arbor Networks expands building and workforce in Ann Arbor

By Ben Freed

Arbor Networks, a University of Michigan spinoff company now headquartered in Massachusetts, is expanding rapidly in Ann Arbor, according to a report from Concentrate Media. The IT security company has hired 30 people over the last year and is looking to add an additional 25 employees.

The Ann Arbor facility, located at 2727 South State Street, just north of Eisenhower Parkway, has undergone an $8.7 million renovation to make room for the new employees. The office grew by 10,000 square feet of new office space and added an additional 1,200 square feet of lab and data center space.

Concentrate reports that Kris Lamb, vice president of engineering at Arbor Networks, said the company hopes to grow its Ann Arbor office to 140-150 employees within the next year. There are currently about 100 Arbor Networks employees in Ann Arbor, and an additional 200 split between Atlanta and Chelmsford, Mass.

Arbor Networks also announced recently that they will move their headquarters from Chelmsford to nearby Burlington, Mass.

Click here to read the full story from Concentrate Media.

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Wed, Aug 15, 2012 : 8:20 p.m.

Every Job listed for them has "Engineer" in the Title. Basically, they are looking for those types of people. The ones who have jobs or engineering graduates.


Thu, Aug 16, 2012 : 3:04 p.m.

What's wrong with new engineering jobs?


Thu, Aug 16, 2012 : 3:10 a.m.

ron - he's right if you search the job listings for ann arbor openings

Ron Granger

Wed, Aug 15, 2012 : 10:28 p.m.

I recall that you often claim that, even when it isn't true. Did you even look at their job listsings? Lots of non-engineering: Contract Negotiator Job Marketing Programs Manager Job Account Manager Job Legal Assistant/Jr Paralegal Job Talent Acquisition Specialist Job Yawn.


Wed, Aug 15, 2012 : 8:39 p.m.

Brilliant deduction, Sherlock.


Wed, Aug 15, 2012 : 6:40 p.m.

Great.. use the innovative workforce here & then the profits go to... Tektronix in Plano TX


Thu, Aug 16, 2012 : 3:09 a.m.

story posted 2:14 - your comment 2:40 -- took you that long to think up something negative to say about a bunch of new jobs here? disappointed in you soothslslsyaer


Wed, Aug 15, 2012 : 7:18 p.m.

Profits go to the holding company - just like any corporation.


Wed, Aug 15, 2012 : 6:45 p.m.

I thought the profits went to Taxachussetts?