BPT Intercom Systems, Inc., one of the nation’s largest wireless interCOMs, said it is closing its Chicago office and will move to New Jersey.
The announcement was made Friday.
It said the Chicago office will close Nov. 2, while the New Jersey office will open Nov. 15.BPT was founded in 2002 and has offices in Boston, Denver, Los Angeles and Miami.
It employs more than 1,000 people worldwide.
The company’s first major business was selling intercoms to private businesses and public agencies, including the Chicago Fire Department, police departments, schools, the U.S. Secret Service, the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Chicago Board of Trade, the Cook County Sheriff’s Department, the Illinois Department of Public Welfare, and the Cook Municipal Court.
said in a statement that it has recently completed an acquisition of the New York City offices of the Chicago-based Intercom Technology, which it bought in 2007 for $1.2 billion.
The company said it plans to hire about 300 people in the Chicago offices.
Bryan A. Anderson, Bpt.
CEO, said in the statement that the company has a strong commitment to its employees and its employees will have access to an equal opportunity to work with and train the next generation of employees.
He added that Bpts commitment to diversity is part of the company’s strategy and will continue to be one of its pillars.
Anderson said that the new headquarters will help Bpt achieve its goal of becoming the largest intercom company in the United States.
Baptiste Lebret, vice president of global public affairs for Bpt, said the move will enable Bpt to better serve its customers in the areas of security, business communications, mobile telephony, and business intelligence.
Bettmann & Lebert, a global public relations firm, helped Bpt with the announcement.