LightEdge Solutions to double size of Altoona operation


LightEdge Solutions Inc., an enterprise-grade cloud service provider, colocation and consulting company, will more than double the size of its operation in Altoona over the next year, CEO Jim Masterson said.

The 50,000-square-foot expansion next to the original 30,000-square-foot building will allow the company to keep expanding its cloud-based solutions and server services to clients, include offering companies their own section of the server farm.

Construction will start May 1 and will take a year. Masterson declined to give a specific cost estimate but said similar building projects — not including the equipment — cost $25 million to $40 million typically.

The company expects to add 10 or 15 jobs to its 100-member staff  in Des Moines as the expansion unfolds. LightEdge, which employs 150 total, also has operations in Kansas City, Mo.

The Business Record originally published this article on March 18, 2016.