Media preservation and migration services provider Memnon has completed a move to a new, purpose-built facility that will act as the company headquarters for its US operations.

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Media preservation and migration services provider Memnon, a company based in Belgium, has completed a move to a new, purpose-built facility that will act as the company headquarters for its US operations.  

Since 2014, Memnon has been located on the campus of Indiana University, Bloomington, initially as a dedicated on-site delivery facility for a major multi-year migration project with the university. Now as both Memnon’s regional and global operations continue to grow, the team have moved to a new state-of-the-art facility on Liberty Drive in Bloomington, Indiana.  

In addition to the new facility, Memnon has also welcomed John Macdonald as its new US director of operations & production. Commenting on his new role, he said, “Memnon has an enviable reputation within the archiving community, and you can see that in the kinds of customers who trust us to look after their content and media. I’m excited to lead such an amazing team here in Bloomington, and I look forward to seeing what new opportunities the facility brings us.” 

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John Macdonald, Memnon's new US director of operations and production

The new media migration and warehousing facility gives the team more space, allowing them to improve overall capacity and efficiency across production and operations as well as opening opportunities for future expansion. The new site is local, just a short distance away from the former facility, which means there will be no disruption to the resources and talent already in place at Memnon.  

Memnon was able to continue operating the Indiana University site alongside the new facility while the move took place, minimising interruptions to its ongoing operations and ensuring a smooth transition between locations.  

Commenting on the move, Heidi Shakespeare, Memnon CEO said, “The new facility was a project initiated by our late colleague Andrew DaPuzzo who we sadly lost last year. We see this move as a continuation of the legacy that he built here at Memnon.

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“The move, and the exciting news of John’s appointment, are the latest of several recent global developments that highlight Memnon’s continued commitment to providing a high quality service. I want to also express my gratitude to the systems integration team at our sister company ES Broadcast – for making this move to our new, more expansive facility a reality.” 

Further indication of Memnon’s recent growth can be seen in its recent opening of a dedicated media facility in Wellington, New Zealand, and the appointment of several key members of the company’s leadership team both globally and in local markets.