HTii opened for business November 2, 2015, at a new location in the Exploration Park complex just north of Naval Air Station Patuxent River, MD.
The new headquarters facility offers attractive modern office spaces, ample parking, improved communications facilities and spacious conference rooms with wide-screen projection capability.
“It also gives us a real opportunity to bring our new corporate name and logo to the forefront,” said HTii CEO Dorothy Hammond. “On the building façade we’ve installed a large HTii sign that lights up at night, and inside, we’re displaying the logo and company slogans on floating acrylic panels over blue accent walls.”
Although the move was an all-consuming effort for a small company, Hammond said there were very few hiccups, thanks to the responsiveness of the new building’s owner, the Corporate Office Properties Trust of Columbia, MD and the tireless work of HTii employees.
“Our whole team pulled together days, nights and weekends – moving furniture, hanging pictures and all the other large and small jobs that go into a change like this,” she said.
A larger main hall in the new facility nicely accommodated the “Hall of Honor” – framed photos of the aircraft HTii military veterans flew, crewed on or maintained while in the service. Customers can view the display on their way to conference rooms or employees’ offices.
Ironically, the spacious new quarters are already filling up, Hammond said. “We grew so fast between the time we booked the new location and the actual moving date, we had to give up the luxury of individual offices,” she said. “But that’s the kind of problem I hope we always have.”
An unanticipated side benefit of office-sharing has been better interaction within teams formed to meet growing customer demand for IBM Jazz tools. “Jazz is complicated, and new employees have to work closely with our experts to get up to speed,” she said. “The best way to do that is in small groups in the same office, where they can collaborate on each other’s files by simply scooting their chair across the rug.”
HTii’s new address is
22299 Exploration Drive
Lexington Park, MD 20653