First Columbia Welcomes Vermont Insurance Company to Hedley Park Place

First Columbia does it again with bringing an outside company into the city of Troy…

TROY, NY—UNION MUTUAL OF VERMONT COMPANIES opens satellite office for New York operations in Hedley Park Place, Troy, NY (433 River St., suite 8002). Official ribbon cutting ceremony will be held on Friday, Nov. 21 at 9 AM.

The Union Mutual of Vermont Companies announced today that their New York operations center will be located in Hedley Park Place in Troy, NY. This office will employ 10 employees to start.

“This showcase facility will help support our strong New York growth and will serve as a foundation of operations for future growth in the New York marketplace” said CEO Michael Nobles. According to Nobles “We recognize the strength of the talent pool in the Albany area and are excited to be part of the vibrant economy in the Capital region. Due to the expansion of our NY employee base we had outgrown our existing location in Schodack, NY and this move provides us with critical Class 1 physical space with ample room for future staffing growth. The Hedley Park Place location will support the business functions for both Community Mutual Insurance Company as well as some of Union Mutual’s non-New York business functions for a long time to come, it is a win-win for the entire organization.”

Senior Vice President Gary Ouellette stated: “The team of professionals at First Columbia along with Dan Simpson at CBRE Albany did a great job in understanding our commercial real estate needs and making the transition into Hedley Park Place easy and seamless, I couldn’t have hoped for a better experience with leasing commercial property.” Ouellette added that the hiring base of the Capital Region was a draw for the company and that they have already acquired two key hires from the area.

We are very excited to welcome United Mutual to the downtown district,” said Erin Pihlaja, executive director of the Downtown Troy BID. “Troy’s downtown is a perk for employees of companies like United Mutual, and we can’t wait to show them all that we have to offer.”

For the full article in the Albany Business Review click here.