WICHITA — At a time when a lot of companies are downsizing, Syndeo Outsourcing is expanding.
“The best way I can describe it is downsizing equals outsourcing,” says president Bill Maness.
The company, which is a human resource outsourcing, payroll and staffing firm, is moving from 2,200 square feet at the former Brite Voice building at 7309 E. 21st to about 6,500 square feet at Great Plains Ventures‘ new building near 35th and Oliver.
In addition to being out of room on East 21st, Maness says, “I don’t have room to grow here.”
He does at the new space, which he’ll be in by October.
Great Plains moved into its new 16,000-square-foot building (which has another 1,500 square feet in the basement) in March. The company, which is a holding company for two manufacturing subsidiaries and a powder coat painting subsidiary, has about 8,000 square feet on the first floor. Syndeo will be on the second floor.
Jack Kratzer, vice president and general counsel at Great Plains, says that with economies of scale, it made sense to build a second floor and find a tenant.
Maness says in addition to already knowing Great Plains, he likes the new space for its access to K-96, which he says benefits employees, clients and applicants.
Maness expects Syndeo to continue to grow. In the last year and a half, the 7-year-old company has gone from servicing fewer than 2,500 employees at work sites to handling more than 5,000.
As Maness puts it, “Nobody’s growing except those of us who take care of those who aren’t growing.”