Data storage company Involta expands West, adds jobs in Duluth

By KBJR News 1

January 13, 2014 Updated Jan 13, 2014 at 8:00 PM CDT

Duluth, MN (NNCNOW.com) - A data storage and protection company with a facility in Duluth is expanding its reach out West.

Iowa–based Involta announced Monday it's building a $10.5 million dollar facility, much like the one in Duluth, in Boise, Idaho.

The facilities act as large hard drives, storing and securing information for companies such as Essentia Health St. Mary's in Duluth.

Company leaders credit the expansion to the success they've had in the Twin Cities and Duluth.

It also means new jobs here at home.

"We have two postings opening right now. One on the sales side of the House. One on the technical side of the house. We're also hiring an additional three staff members for our 24 by 7 network operations center," said Lucas Mistelske, a data center manager for Involta.

Involta employs a little more than 100 people across the nation.

Involta plans to host a ground-breaking ceremony at the Boise site in March.

Written by Kevin Jacobsen
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