TierPoint completes TekPark data center expansion

Tom Paine

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Ribbon cutting ceremony at TekPark last week with Jerry Kent, Chairman and CEO and Bob Hicks, Sr. Vice President-Operations, both holding the scissors /
Courtesy TierPoint

Data Center operator TierPoint this week announced the completion of its planned expansion of its TekPark data center near Allentown, Pennsylvania. The $12 million expansion adds nearly 14,000 sq. ft. of high-density data center space to the facility, bringing the total to nearly 43,000 sq. ft. The project additionally establishes baseline infrastructure to support the next phase of expansion, according to TierPoint.

TierPoint says it presold approximately 30 percent of the expansion to a northeast New Jersey financial services firm.

TierPoint operates six data centers in southeastern Pennsylvania. I profiled TierPoint and its national and regional expansion strategies earlier this year. Bob Hicks, TierPoint Senior Vice President of Operations, is responsible for its Pennsylvania operations. Last year, TierPoint completed an expansion of its Valley Forge data center that increased usable space by 150%.

St. Louis-based TierPoint now has 39 data centers in 20 markets with approximately 600,000 total square feet of raised floor space. It's headed by Jerry Kent, former CEO of cable firms Charter Communications and SuddenLink, and is backed by a powerful group of investors.

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