Global tech company Sunrise Technologies announced today it is moving to 525@vine in Wake Forest Innovation Quarter. Currently occupying more than 6,000 sq. ft. in Victoria Hall, Sunrise Technologies will expand to 11,600 sq. ft., in the space formerly occupied by Flywheel Coworking, which moved to the Center for Design Innovation in the south district of the Innovation Quarter in February 2017.
Sunrise is expected to complete its move by early July.
“We are delighted to be staying in the Innovation Quarter and moving into larger space at 525@vine,” states John Pence, president of Sunrise Technologies. “Sunrise has been a part of the Innovation Quarter for 16 years, and during that time our business has grown nearly 10-fold. We have always been fans of the adaptive reuse of our historic buildings, and we are delighted to be staying in such a beautiful and vibrant downtown district.”
Sunrise Technologies, founded in 1994, employs more than 150 people worldwide and provides Microsoft Dynamics 365 solutions for global apparel, retail, manufacturing and textile companies like Patagonia, Hanna Andersson and Lacrosse. Its current Winston-Salem offices support 25 employees, but the announced move and expansion gives Sunrise the capacity to double that number of personnel in the City.
Opened in 2014, the 234,000-square foot 525@vine is also home to Forsyth Tech at Innovation Quarter, the Winston-Salem offices of MullenLowe, and the Physician Assistant, Public Health Sciences and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA) programs of the Wake Forest School of Medicine. Wexford Science+Technology redeveloped the building.
“This expansion move by Sunrise Technologies represents perfectly the mission of the Innovation Quarter – to drive economic growth and build vibrant community,” said Innovation Quarter president Eric Tomlinson. “By creating the type of inspirational spaces where companies like Sunrise want to locate, we are driving economic growth and helping make Winston-Salem a destination for technology companies to expand their operations.”
As part of its commitment to the local economy, Sunrise Technologies is also working with local vendors to help make its move a success, including Elephant In the Room for environmental branding; West & Stem Architectural; Landmark Construction; Storr Office Environments for furnishings; and Wildfire for marketing materials.