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Davidson Unveils New Corporate Headquarters at Redstone Gateway With Ribbon Cutting Celebration

Updated: Apr 30



(HUNTSVILLE, AL) – On April 24th, 2024 Davidson marked a significant milestone in their journey with the ribbon cutting ceremony for a new 46,000 sq. ft. corporate headquarters at Redstone Gateway.


Davidson’s new headquarters symbolizes growth, innovation, and continued success. The move represents a major growth touchpoint for the company and its employees.



Site Facts

 

·      The new headquarters is a modern facility designed to foster collaboration and inspire creativity. It boasts state-of-the-art meeting spaces and multi-purpose areas.

 

·      The layout of the headquarters promotes teamwork with open workspaces, breakout areas, and communal zones designed to encourage interaction and brainstorming.

 

·      Equipped with cutting-edge technology and collaborative tools, the space is poised to be a hub for groundbreaking ideas and solutions.



(All photos courtesy: Huntsville/Madison County Chamber)


Guests attending the ribbon cutting ceremony included esteemed speakers like Sameer Singhal, Chair of the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber, and Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle. Davidson CEO, MG John W. Holly (USA, Ret.), and President, Dale Moore, also shared inspiring words about this new chapter for Davidson.


“Thank you for being one of those premier, go-to companies. Being a multi-dimensional center of excellence here is very important and it brings other people to our community,” said Huntsville Mayor Tommy Battle. “It brings other companies to our community...as a growth multiplier.”

The 46,000 square foot facility includes nearly 6,000 ft. of classified workspace – a significant upgrade John Holly noted in his remarks.


"That's a big deal," said Holly. "We can now support our customers in unparalleled ways. Thankfully, our employees do that in a magnificent manner. We have to deliver – we must deliver for our nation's security every single day. The Department of Defense is our customer and our Nation's security is critical to our future as a country."

Holly went on to acknowledge the project's general contractor, Brasfield & Gorrie; COPT Defense Properties; Fuqua & Partners Architects; and TurnerBoone, furniture providers for the facility.


“We’re grateful for another opportunity to collaborate with COPT Defense Properties, who we’ve worked with in Huntsville for more than a decade, and for our first project with Davidson Technologies,” said Brasfield & Gorrie Vice President and Division Manager Sara Beth Wilcox. “Davidson is an important contributor to the cybersecurity, AI and software development in Huntsville and beyond. They’re focused on better ways to do things, and we were able to use innovative construction methods, including tilt-up construction, to complete their headquarters.”


About Redstone Gateway:  COPT and its joint venture partner, Jim Wilson & Associates (“JWA”) are developing Redstone Gateway, a mixed-use development along Rideout Road near Redstone Arsenal’s Gate 9. Ultimately, this class-A office park will contain 4.6 million square feet of space supported by retail and restaurant amenities, and two full-service hotels. The park’s existing amenities include a 120-room TownePlace Suites by Marriott hotel, OffBeat Coffee To-Go, Ardent Pre-school & Daycare, and The Shops at Redstone Gateway—19,200 square feet of retail space, including three restaurants and conference center. For more information, please refer to www.RedstoneGateway.com.

 

About Corporate Office Properties Trust (“COPT”):  COPT is a REIT that owns, manages, leases, develops and selectively acquires office and data center properties. The majority of its portfolio is in locations that support the United States Government and its contractors, most of whom are engaged in national security, defense and information technology (“IT”) related activities servicing what the Company believes are growing, durable, priority missions (“Defense/IT Locations”). The Company also owns a portfolio of office properties located in select urban submarkets in the Greater Washington, DC/Baltimore region with durable Class-A office fundamentals and characteristics (“Regional Office Properties”).

 

About JWA:  JWA, based in Montgomery, AL, has developed and managed a wide array of properties throughout the eastern United States, including class-A office buildings, hotels, residential communities, retail space and mixed-use developments. For more information, please refer to www.jwamalls.com.


About Brasfield & Gorrie: Brasfield & Gorrie is one of the nation's largest privately held construction firms, providing general contracting, design-build, and construction management services for a wide variety of markets, including healthcare, commercial, institutional, federal, municipal, industrial, infrastructure, and water/wastewater treatment.


About Fuqua & Partners Architects: Fuqua & Partners is a full service architecture firm, offering architecture, interior design, master planning, and media visualization services. Since 1983, the firm has grown to be one of the most highly regarded architecture firms in Alabama.


About TurnerBoone: Turnerboone, a distinguished commercial furniture dealership, and Best In Class Haworth Dealer, has been a leader in the commercial interiors industry since 2004. With locations in Atlanta, Huntsville, and Birmingham, turnerboone stands on the values of passion, performance, and purpose.



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