NACOGDOCHES, Texas (KTRE) - NacSpace and Elliott Electric Lighting Showroom and Electrical Supply hosted grand openings to show to the public the latest high tech offerings n their industry. The businesses are branches of Elliott Electric Supply, headquartered in Nacogdoches for 30 years.
About 75 NacSpace employees are celebrating the arrival of an innovative concept for professionals and businesses in Deep East Texas. First, there's shared office space, a metro idea brought to Nacogdoches under the leadership of president, Phil Hale.
“We have office space for the workers that need full functional offices with IT support, reception service, shipping and receiving," explained Hale.
No long-term leases. Think of it like a gym membership, says marketing director Madison Hitt.
"You can do a day pass. You can do a monthly membership. Or you can upgrade to a private cubicle,” said Hitt.
A cubicle suits Stephanie Barr, who works for a private company.
"It benefits everybody that's in the rural areas that need to have the ability to work and can't work from home because you don't have the amenities," shared Barr.
Tenants can upgrade to fully furnished offices. At NacSpace there are training rooms and meeting rooms equipped with high tech services, including remote video conferencing.
IT services are the second space.
"IT services can be anything from low voltage data, cabling to PC servers, virtualization, phone system, security," listed Hale.
And the third space is the data center. Call it the Nacogdoches cloud.
Economic developers expect NacSpace will help attract freelancers, start-ups and small companies to Nacogdoches.
Like NacSpace, Elliott Electric Lighting Showroom is celebrating its grand opening. Both companies are subsidiaries of Elliott Electric Supply, headquartered in Nacogdoches. All three are in a row with one another.
The lighting showroom is a bright change from its former location on Highway 59 south. With the move came modern ways to showcase LED fixtures and innovative lighting techniques for commercial and residential use.
“Elliott’s is over 30 years old. And the lighting showroom has been in over 30 years as well,” said manager Susan Hardesty. “So with this brand new facility, state-of-the-art, we are so excited.” The Elliott Electric supply center is connected to the showroom to serve electricians and contractors. The facilities are located at 2400 North Stallings in Nacogdoches.