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March 7, 2014

Heartland Payment Systems breaks new ground in city

EDMOND — Heartland Payment Systems executives were joined by Edmond City Council members for a groundbreaking ceremony Friday at the site of the new Heartland Payment Systems’ 22,000-square-foot facility.

Heartland Payment Systems, one of the nation’s largest payment processors and a leading provider of merchant business solutions, celebrated the start of construction at the site in Edmond on South Boulevard.

Heartland will occupy 13,000 square feet of the new, 22,000-square-foot building that will serve as the company’s sales headquarters. The ceremony was attended by local City Council members Nick Massey and Victoria Caldwell, Heartland executives and architects Bockus Payne Associates Architects P.C.

“Heartland has been part of the vibrant Edmond community for many years,” said Tony Capucille, chief sales officer, Heartland Payment Systems. “Our sales team has grown significantly over the past few years and our new headquarters will give us the additional space we need to continue to expand our sales operations team well into the future.”

Capucille said the offices in three  locations are manned by 32 staff members and when the new building is completed they plan to hire up to 20 additional staffers.

Heartland partnered with Bockus Payne to design the layout for the new building in Fisher Hall Office Park, which will utilize vintage raw materials. Taylor Starr, director of Interior Design at the firm, stated the new Heartland offices will feature “Industrial Era meets Modern Minimalist” interiors by mixing reclaimed wood and tufted leather sofas with glass front offices and exposed structural and mechanical systems.

“Generous corridors and informal meeting areas reinforce the customer-first, team approach philosophy of the company,” Starr said. “The entire space will be accented by carefully placed highlights of bright colors and fun lighting.”

Heartland will utilize its 13,000 square feet of space for general sales operations, recruiting and training programs.

“The open floor plan and clear lines of sight reflect the Heartland culture of teamwork and collaboration,” said Vince Lombardo, executive director of sales, Great Lakes, Heartland Payment Systems. It will also afford additional space for expansion when needed.

“We’re very excited that construction has started and are looking forward to moving into our future home.”

Construction is scheduled for completion by the end of December.

Heartland Payment Systems Inc. is the fifth-largest payments processor in the United States, delivers credit/debit/prepaid card processing, mobile commerce, e-commerce, marketing solutions, security technology, payroll solutions and related business solutions and services to more than 275,000 business and educational locations nationwide. More detailed information can be found at HeartlandPayment Systems.com, HeartlandPayment Systems.com/Careers, Heartlandpaymentsystems.com/Blog or follow the company on Twitter @HeartlandHPY and Facebook at facebook.com/HeartlandHPY.

Offices will be at 3932 S. Boulevard.

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