Wichita, Kan. – (March 29, 2018) – High Touch Technologies will be celebrating its 10th year as a resident of downtown Wichita on Sunday, April 1, 2018. This same date marks the company’s 34th year in business.
High Touch first moved downtown in 2008, leaving its home in Wichita’s Twin Lakes Shopping Center. According to CEO Wayne Chambers and the Wichita Business Journal, “The prominent ‘High Touch’ signage on the building helped the community become more familiar with the business.”
Originally, High Touch leased 35,000 square feet of the 106,000-square-foot building at 110 S. Main. In 2013, the company cemented its role in local redevelopment by purchasing the building from Chicago-based Main and Market Streets LLC. Many companies were moving out of downtown at the time. High Touch was on the leading edge, doing something uncommon among Wichita businesses.
The relocation has been lucrative for High Touch, sparking visible growth in the company’s footprint:
- 15 acquisitions
- 23% employee increase since 2009
- Expansion into four markets
- Over 4,500 U.S. customers
In 2016, High Touch purchased the 42,379-square-foot Sterling Building, which houses the company’s IT Solutions department and lessee King of Freight. High Touch also owns 4,265 square feet at 120 S. Main.
Other tenants at High Touch’s 110 S. Main building include King of Freight, Frax, The Lunchbox, WAY-FM and the e2e Accelerator.