By Mark Ambrogi
For Telamon chief operating officer Stephanie Fuhrmann, the new Whitestown office is a fine fit.
“It’s good proximity to the interstate (I-65), not super far from our headquarters,” Fuhrmann said. “It’s brand new. There are a lot more commercial businesses around, there so there are more restaurants for the employees. So it’s not so far out of the way if they wanted to step away for lunch.”
Telamon, which has its headquarters in Carmel, opened the location in the Whitestown AllPoints at Anson office park. The nearly 112,000-square-foot facility, 4656 Anson Blvd., houses approximately 86,000 square feet of warehouse space. Telamon officially moved in Nov. 28.
“Unofficially, we’ve been moving in slowly,” said Fuhrmann, whose company announced plans for the move in April. “There is office space and a big lab and a warehouse.”
Approximately 50 employees will work there, including 14 new positions. Fuhrmann said not all of those 14 employees have been hired.
This will be Telamon’s 10th domestic office to open since its founding in 1985 by Fuhrmann’s father, Albert Chen, who retired as CEO in 2015. Fuhrmann’s brother, Stan Chen, is the CEO. The Whitestown office will support Telamon’s Telecom Solutions division, which is a leading provider of logistics, assembly/kitting, EF&I (engineer, furnish and install), and DAS/small cell services to wireless, wireline, data center, central office and enterprise customers across North America.
Fuhrmann said the need for additional space was twofold.
“The two big users of space in the headquarters were the industrial business and telecommunications business,” Fuhrmann said. “We moved out of necessity for both of those. The industrial was requiring more and more space for the business than we have in our Carmel facility.”
Then Fuhrmann said the company landed a major distribution and supply chain award from one of the core telecom customers, a Tier 1 wireless and wireline carrier, which required the company to occupy more space.
“We were trying to see if we could fit it in Carmel with an addition to the building, but we’re just landlocked and there wasn’t enough room to add on in any direction which way,” Fuhrmann said.