When you love where you work, your company is only half of it. The other half is the building, the place where your desk is, where the work that drives you begins and is built. We’ll leave discussing the finer points of Feng Shui for another day. However, no one can deny that your environment is a huge factor in your behavior, mood, and productivity. That’s why Encompass, Inc. is based in one of the most inspiring places in Greensboro, NC: Revolution Mills. This 120-year-old textile mill was once the home of the future and countless dreams… and now it is once again.
About The Revolution Mills
In 1898, the Cone brothers and the Sternberger family partner together to open the 45-acre Revolution Mill. It was the first flannel producing factory in the south. By 1930, Revolution Mill is the largest exclusive flannel-producing factory in the world. Two-thousand looms working two shifts pushed out over 200,000 yards of denim every single day. The massive campus featured not only the production facilities, but four baseball diamonds, two YMCAs, groceries, a drugstore, a doctor’s office, and even a barbershop.
The mill closed in 1982 after the popularity of flannel fell. National Register of Historic Places added the Revolution Mills in 1984. Several ventures to restore the buildings and create multi-use facilities began. The Self-Help Group secured its future with a 100 million dollar redevelopment in 2012.
Why We Chose The Revolution Mills
Now home to more than seventy-five businesses and featuring over a hundred and forty apartments, Revolution Mills has sprung back to life, fostering the creativity and production that helped build America a hundred years ago once again.
That’s why our offices are located in Revolution Mills. The huge industrial space is now an open-style plan. This creates a collaborative environment featuring high ceilings, Manhattan-sized windows made of industrial iron, exposed brick walls and soaring wooden rafters. Within our space, we can see and feel the history of the Mill, even as we work with cutting-edge technology where steam-powered looms used to sit.
Our neighbors have come to this place to feel the same sense of creativity we do. We’re next to art studios, law firms, interior designers, financial services, photography studios, even a radio station. Of course, there is an apparel designer here too… quite fitting, we think.
As the Mill continues to change and expand, fitting in new services, homes and businesses, working here becomes even more inspiring as we see this ongoing project grow and evolve, much in the same way our Epicor systems grow over their development time.
Come on down one day and see our space. We promise you’ll find it just as inspiring as we do.
About Encompass Solutions
Encompass Solutions is a business and software consulting firm that specializes in ERP systems, EDI, and Managed Services support for Manufacturers and Distributors. Serving small and medium-sized businesses since 2001, Encompass modernizes operations and automates processes for hundreds of customers across the globe. Whether undertaking full-scale implementation, integration, and renovation of existing systems, Encompass provides a specialized approach to every client’s needs. By identifying customer requirements and addressing them with the right solutions, we ensure our clients are equipped to match the pace of Industry.