Work set to begin on IT company expansion
The IT services company 1901 Group will break ground next week on a 45,000-square-foot operation center expansion in Blacksburg.
The Wednesday ceremony at Virginia Tech Corporate Research Center will also mark the company’s 10th anniversary.
When the project was announced in November, 1901 Group said it planned to invest $4 million to grow its operations center in Blacksburg and its corporate offices in Reston.
The expansion is expected to create 805 new jobs — 580 in Montgomery County and 225 in Fairfax County — during the next three years.
The new Blacksburg facility will house customer-facing software engineering, security and operations teams along with its Cloud Migration Factory that provides cloud services from discovery and assessment to cloud-managed services.
Meeting increasing demand for cloud migration services in the public sector, 1901 Group has started Cloud Pathways, a comprehensive program to develop IT professionals into cloud architects and engineers.
The company also is working with Virginia Tech and Radford University to develop cloud, security and operations engineering talent.