Elected officials, business people celebrate Grand Opening, Ribbon Cutting
Pontiac, Mich. – Company Folders, Inc. is the latest business joining the efforts to energize Pontiac.
The online presentation folder printer celebrated its new headquarters at 22 W. Huron St. Monday with a Grand Opening/Ribbon Cutting ceremony. Deputy Oakland County Executive Matt Gibb was on hand to roll out the county’s welcome mat for its newest tech company.
“The best thing we can do in Oakland County is create an environment where people find success and get the heck out of the way,” Gibb said. “And for this great company, we want to do just that.”
He said Company Folders fits perfectly in the county’s Emerging Sectors initiative, which focuses on the job creation and diversification of the county’s economy from businesses rooted in manufacturing to knowledge-based.
Gibb presented Vladimir Gendelman, Founder and CEO, with a special proclamation. The proclamation salutes Gendelman and the business for its many achievements, including making the Inc. 5000’s list of fastest growing companies in America for 2015, 2016 and 2017.
Company Folders renovated its new building with a modern design (including an open floor plan, exposed ceilings and updated exterior) while still maintaining the integrity of the historic structure that was built about a century ago.
“I chose Pontiac to be our home because of the closeness of the community and the energy I felt,” said Vladimir Gendelman, Founder and CEO.
He said the new building allows plenty of space for storage and will enable the company to grow five to six times in size. In the short term, however, the goal is to hire 16 people in content development, marketing and technology. In fact, the first of the new hires started Monday in customer support.
New positions are posted on the company’s website.
In addition, Company Folders is offering a 10% discount to its fellow Pontiac businesses when they use the promo code: ENERGIZEPONTIAC.
Representatives from the city of Pontiac, the Pontiac Regional Chamber and Main Street Pontiac also joined in the celebration.