FORT WORTH, Texas (Feb. 25, 2009) – Public Communications Services, Inc., a leading national provider of inmate telecommunications systems for correctional facilities, will establish its research & development and manufacturing facility at Hillwood’s Alliance Global Logistics Hub. The new location will serve as the company’s engineering and technology center.
“Public Communications Services selected this location due to its geographic location in the center of the United States and because of the strength of the telecom technology industry, not only in North Texas, but at the Alliance Global Logistics Hub,” said Tommie E. Joe, president and chief operating officer of Public Communications Services, Inc. “In addition PCS has a significant presence in correctional facilities in Texas and Oklahoma. Our flexible, open architecture platform is the wave of the future in call processing equipment for correctional facilities, and this new location will significantly boost PCS’s ability to be more responsive to the needs of existing customers, but also to work on the technologies of the future.”
PCS leased 18,726 square feet in Hillwood’s Gateway 15 building at the Alliance Global Logistics Hub. When fully operational, PCS expects to handle manufacturing, staging, product development, technical services, and customer care at its new facility, which is located at 4700 Alliance Gateway Freeway in the Fort Worth section of the development.
“Telecommunications is one of the largest industry sectors at Alliance,” said Reid Goetz, marketing manager for Hillwood Properties. “The in-place technology infrastructure along with the skilled telecom and engineering labor force make Alliance the perfect location for the PCS engineering and manufacturing facility.”
Telecom companies alone occupy more than 2.3 million square feet and employ more than 6,000 workers at Alliance. Global leaders in the telecom industry that have facilities in the development include LG Electronics, AT&T, ATC Logistics and Electronics, Motorola, and Foxconn/Hon Hai Precision.
Overall the 17,000-acre AllianceTexas development houses 200 companies that occupy more than 29 million square feet and employ 28,000 workers. In addition to the Alliance Global Logistics Hub, the development includes the Monterra Village apartment home community, Alliance Town Center, the corporate campuses and golf courses of Circle T Ranch, and the Heritage and Saratoga residential communities. More than 60 companies at AllianceTexas are ranked on the Fortune 500, Global 500 or Forbes List of Top Private Firms.
Public Communications Services Inc. (PCS) (http://www.pcstelcom.com/) is the leading Inmate Communications Services Provider, serving federal, state, county and private correctional facilities nationwide. For more than 20 years, PCS has focused on serving the needs of correctional facilities. PCS brings years of expert integration services, pioneering and innovating calling options, and advanced calling platforms supported by a highly dedicated and well-trained nationwide staff. PCS is focused on maximizing the communication channels between the inmates and their loved ones by delivering the best quality inmate communications services to correctional facilities. Customers include Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), the Missouri Department of Corrections, San Diego County and King County, Washington.
Hillwood, (www.hillwood.com) a Perot company, is ranked as one of the top commercial real estate developers in the country and the top residential developer in Dallas-Fort Worth. The company’s developments currently house facilities for close to 90 companies listed on either the Fortune 500, Global 500 or Forbes List of Top Private firms. In addition to AllianceTexas, Hillwood is best known for its development of AllianceCalifornia near Los Angeles and the $420-million American Airlines Center and Victory district near downtown Dallas.
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