Today Lexicon Technologies opened a new service facility dubbed “Repair Factory” on Sigman Road. The new facility is nearly 40,000 square feet and will be the company’s central location for repair and maintenance of electronics, including barcode and point-of-sale devices, tablets, smartphones and other kinds of technology large organizations use to serve their customers or provide for their employees to do their jobs, said Lexicon CEO Travis Collins.

Lexicon was founded in Conyers in 1998 and is located on Eastview Parkway. With the launch of the Repair Factory, the company expects to eventually hire about 150 new employees over time, according to Collins. “We are in this for the long run,” he said. “We have been in business for 15 years and we think our best opportunities are yet to come.”

Lexicon hopes that the Repair Factory will Lexicon on a stronger footing to provide large-scale repair and maintenance services to its North American customers. The state-of-the-art facility will allow the company to increase production capacity to more than 100,000 units per month, according to a company press release announcing the expansion.

Collins said remaining in the area makes sense for the company. “The east metro area is a super location for the kind of workforce we need,” he said. “We have well-educated, highly motivated employees here, and it’s a good area to draw new employees from.” Furthermore, Collins said not moving these operations off-shore shows the company’s commitment to serving its customers in North America. “We have competitors who have elected to off-shore their repair and maintenance services, and we think it’s a big advantage for us to be closer to our customers.”

Marty Jones, executive director of the Conyers-Rockdale Economic Development Council, said the decision of Lexicon Technologies to expand its operations in Conyers is a tribute to the local community. “It just shows the commitment that some of our local business owners have to our community and that they believe in it,” he said. “Travis could have gone anywhere with his expansion, and he kept it here locally.”

“It makes my job so much easier when people like Travis make the investment they’re making,” Jones said. “That is the best thing I can use to convince someone else to move here is to show that people who have been here a long time are still continuing to invest in the community.”