PULLMAN, Wash. — After seven years of renting office space in the Treasure Valley, Schweitzer Engineering Laboratories is putting down deeper roots in Boise, Idaho, with the purchase of an office building on the Boise Research Center Campus. The company, which invents, designs and manufactures systems that protect power grids around the world, purchased the 16,940-square-foot facility located at 12754 West Lasalle Street in June.
“SEL is rapidly growing and hiring new talent,” said Jana Schultheis, director of the SEL Property Management department. “This new facility provides room for our Boise team to expand, offers a number of great local amenities and will help SEL become a more established member of the community.”
With 37 employees currently working in Boise, the new location’s 100 person capacity provides room for SEL to potentially more than double its workforce in the region. The office building features meeting space, a workout room and a lunch room where employees will gather for the company’s weekly Friday Lunch business meeting. There are a number of core services located close by, including a child care center, restaurants and health and fitness facilities.
Employees will move into the building in September.
While the majority of the SEL Boise employees work in the company’s Research & Development Division, the office also includes employees from a number of other areas of the company. Personnel include varying levels of electrical and software engineers as well as sales and administrative professionals.
SEL serves the power industry worldwide through the design, manufacture, supply and support of products and services for power system protection, monitoring, control, automation, communications and metering. For more than 30 years, SEL has offered unmatched local technical support, a 10-year worldwide product warranty and a commitment to making electric power safer, more reliable and more economical.