Tate grows co-location business with i/o Data Centers’ Phoenix ONE project
Jessup, Md.-based raised access flooring manufacturer Tate has won its largest installation contract for a single data center facility in the history of the company. Tate will install approximately 460,000 square feet of raised access flooring for Phoenix-based co-location service provider i/o Data Centers’ Phoenix ONE project.
During the initial phase of construction for Phoenix ONE, which is slated for completion by June 1, Tate will install 180,000 square feet of raised access floor. The area covered during the second phase will include an additional 180,000 square feet, and the third and final phase, scheduled for completion by Sept. 1, will include another 100,000 square feet of raised floors.
The use of raised access floors in data centers with under-floor service distribution helps dissipate heat, reducing operating costs and lowering facility and maintenance costs. “Over the last several years we’ve seen increased interest in the use of raised access floors with under-floor service distribution as a way to improve indoor air quality, help make buildings more energy efficient, promote sustainable building practices and achieve LEED certification,” said Bill Reynolds, director of marketing at Tate. “Now, with the slow down in construction due to the economy, it’s fascinating to see a return to a part of the business that gave us our earliest start — despite market challenges.”
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