Groundbreaking Up Front

OnLogic Celebrates Virtual Reality Groundbreaking

At the groundbreaking: Marla Keene, David Roy, Johnny Illick, John Illick, Roland Groeneveld, Lisa Groeneveld, Congressman Peter Welch, Governor Phil Scott, and Josh Reap

South Burlington, VT – ReArch Company recently celebrated the launch of global industrial computer hardware manufacturer and solution provider, OnLogic’s new $60 million, 140,000sf global headquarters at Technology Park in South Burlington.

Congressman Peter Welch wears VR goggles to take a virtual tour of OnLogic’s new headquarters.

Governor Phil Scott and Congressman Peter Welch joined members of the OnLogic and ReArch Company team, officials from the City of South Burlington, and representatives from Wiemann Lamphere Architects, VHB, and the Associated Builders and Contractors of NH/VT for the groundbreaking ceremony.

The groundbreaking featured the use of virtual reality (VR) technology. ReArch worked closely with Wiemann Lamphere Architects’ building model to offer guests VR experiences which included VR tours of the new headquarters through VR goggles, and 360-degree views of the building from guests’ mobile devices through scannable QR codes throughout the job site.

Wiemann Lamphere Architects’ building model of OnLogic’s new headquarters

The state-of-the-art facility will provide space for OnLogic’s more than 150 Vermont-based employees. The company estimates that the new facility will be able to fully accommodate its planned growth in Vermont for the next 7-10 years. The company has grown at an average of 30% annually, with a global revenue of $110 million in 2021.

Development of the new space has focused on sustainability, energy efficiency and community connectivity, with an anticipated construction completion date near the end of 2023.

The project includes:

  • A 640kw roof-mounted solar array, which is expected to cover the majority of the project’s HVAC load and offset the equivalent of 60 homes per year.
  • A geothermal mechanical system which, when compared to a code compliant conventional HVAC system, will save approximately 1,574,308 pounds of CO2 per year.
  • Twenty-four Level 2 electric vehicle chargers for use by the OnLogic team.
  • Full building automation system designed to minimize energy usage, which responds in real time to building use and grid needs (peak shaving-capable), and is custom built in partnership with OnLogic engineers and designers.
  • Foam Glass Gravel sub-slab insulation by Glavel Inc., locally sourced from Essex, which will result in an 87% reduction in carbon compared to traditional rigid insulation.

The relocation of OnLogic’s team will also help support existing Technology Park businesses, including Kestrel Coffee Roasters, Planet Fitness, and Kid Logic Learning.

The new facility will allow OnLogic to meet the ever-growing demand for the company’s small, highly customizable computers designed for use in industrial environments.

“This expansion is a clear sign of what a global leader this company is, and I look forward to seeing how much more [they] can do once this facility is opened and operational,” said Governor Phil Scott. “The fact is that the growth of a business like OnLogic has so many benefits. Innovative businesses, and the growing tech sector, [are] putting us on the map globally, and OnLogic is a big part of that.”