St. Louis hosting company sources local IT suppliers for data center construction

Contegix says it is sourcing as much IT equipment as possible from local suppliers.

Mar 22nd, 2013

ST. LOUIS, MO -- Contegix, a cloud computing, colocation and managed hosting company, announced that it is renewing its commitment to the St. Louis business community by sourcing as much equipment as possible from local IT companies during the construction of its new data center.

Local businesses such as Falcon Technologies, Tried and True Communications, and Show-Me Cables have been tapped to supply materials and services for the new Contegix data center located at 210 North Tucker Boulevard in St. Louis. “We are focused on supporting local IT companies whenever possible,” says Matthew Porter, CEO of Contegix.

Falcon Technologies and Show-Me Cables are supplying cabinets, PDUs, fiber-optic cabling, fiber bulkheads, fiber panels, patch cables, patch panels, cable organizers, RJ-45 tips, velcro, electrical tape, electrical cord, labelers and labels. Tried and True Communications is providing various data center build-out services such as assisting with large cable runs, cabinet installation, and running armored fiber, innerduct and jumpers.

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In addition to the materials and services sourced from the aforementioned companies, the data center includes electrical equipment from Emerson and is maintained by local electrical companies, Guarantee Electric and National Electric.

“Contegix is committed to the St. Louis region and we will continue to invest in local businesses that help drive the IT industry," concludes Contegix CEO Porter. "By keeping our dollars local and supporting great partners like Falcon Technologies, Tried and True Communications and Show-Me Cables, we can help further strengthen this business segment and do our part to enhance the St. Louis IT service and manufacturing community.”

Construction of the Contegix data center, located in the newly renovated Digital Realty Trust building, is expected to be complete by the end of April.

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