36 Degrees North and Connectrac Retrofit former Model T Showroom

36 Degrees North Retrofits a Former Model T Showroom into a High Tech Base Camp for Entrepreneurs with Connectrac Wireway Solution

by connectrac |May 11, 2016 |0 Comments | News

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Fast growing businesses turn to 36 Degrees North, a base-camp for entrepreneurs in Tulsa, OK, to help position them to succeed by providing flexible desk space, internet and video conferencing.

To accomplish this, they needed to install a cable management solution able to accommodate all users with power, data and telecommunications access without intruding on the workspaces. Connectrac wireways were chosen to seamlessly accomplish their objective.

“The building used to be a former Model-T car dealership back in the 1920’s,” said Dustin Curzon, Executive Director of 36 Degrees North. “The building itself is over 100-years old and it was out of the question to trench or core drill.”

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The headquarters had six conference rooms in need of cable management: one Board Room, two Video Rooms and two Standing Rooms. Their Board Room fits up to 16 people with power and data connections available on top of a conference table, and also includes a 70-Inch HD television. The Video Rooms provide a more relaxed setting for clients with L-shape stadium-seating coupled with coffee tables and A/V connectivity. For a more social and networking-like environment, the company created the Standing Rooms with 2 rooms conjoined by a garage door lined with tall tables and stand-up stools, also with power and data accessibility.

Additionally, 36 Degrees North wanted to route power and data throughout their 1500 square-foot Dedicated Workspace. The work area was configured in four rows, two longer rows of 16 and two shorter rows of 8. Every pod is divided into four desks; each one reserved for clients. Entrepreneurs and aspiring businesses can rent any table and bring in any work materials they see fit. It was of most importance to 36 Degrees North to have Ethernet internet cabling available and routed through each and every desk space. When the search began to find a solution, a furniture vendor from Tulsa suggested a certain product.

“Our furniture dealer came to me and recommended Connectrac,” Curzon recalled. “Their product would allow us to run power and Ethernet to each workspace in a cost effective way without having to use core drilling or trenching.”

The installation team quickly installed Connectrac In-Carpet wireways through the Dedicated Workspace as well as their six conference rooms. Simple to install, the wireways gave 36 Degrees North the complete solution they had been looking for. Lined seamlessly throughout their headquarters, the company could now give their clients anything needed with power, A/V, data connections. Also, with company growth and changes sure to happen, Connectrac enables 36 Degrees North to access and reconfigure any cabling they see fit in the future.

“Data was a huge thing for us in making our building. We needed something that channeled data but was ADA compliant and ADA friendly,” said Curzon. “We loved how accessible it was. To be able to decide whatever connections we need to put in without limitations was very helpful for us. If you want to add something, it’s okay because we have room in Connectrac and we can just throw it in.

With all cable management installations complete, 36 Degrees North can now live out their visions of building and providing opportunities for aspiring businesses and entrepreneurs. At every work or lounge space inside the area, clients can gain the connections and resources they need to become successful.

“It is a very welcoming and creative environment they have created at 36 Degrees North,” said Clint Strong, CEO of Connectrac. “Entrepreneurs will now have everything at their disposal in order for their businesses to thrive and grow.”

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About 36 Degrees North

36 Degrees North (36°N) is Tulsa’s basecamp for entrepreneurs. They help startups and existing companies find direction, assemble a team and venture forth to build successful businesses. With over 11,000 square feet of vibrant work, collaboration, and event space in the heart of the Brady Arts District, they are the central gathering point for Tulsa’s entrepreneurial community, resources, and programs.

36 Degrees North exists to make it ridiculously easy for new and experienced entrepreneurs to find the right people, best practices, capital resources, and work space so they can move forward in their startup journeys.  36°N is the best place for entrepreneurs to meet and work with the mentors, funders, technologists, designers, marketers, lawyers, accountants — and many more — to outfit their ventures for success.