The largest tenant at Silverdale Commons opens its door to the public

LabConnect, a global central laboratory services provider based in Seattle, moved its location in Johnson City, Tennessee to the newly renovated Silverdale Commons office complex.
What was once an open-shell, industrial building is now a modern, technologically advanced business center, housing LabConnect’s 41,033 SF operations facility, the largest space of Silverdale Commons. This new, custom-built facility tripled LabConnect’s current space in Johnson City and provided room for enhanced sample management, kit-building, and biorepository capabilities.
On Friday, June 12, 2015, LabConnect hosted a public ribbon cutting ceremony and open house to an audience of roughly 150 attendees. The event included music, catered food and beverages, raffles, guided tours, and remarks.
Jeff Mayhew, CDO of LabConnect (and the company’s first employee)  Eric Hayashi, CEO of LabConnect, and Mitch Cox, founder and CEO of Mitch Cox Companies, said a few words about the journey of the property’s development.



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Roughly 150 people gathered to attend the LabConnect ribbon cutting and open house




Jeff Mayhew, Chief Development Officer, LabConnect spoke first


Eric Hayashi, CEO of LabConnect spoke next




Mitch Cox, founder and CEO, Mitch Cox Companies spoke last


Bookended by Chamber Staff, from right to left: Mitch Cox, Eric Hayashi, Jeff Mayhew, Greg Forgey


The Mitch Cox Companies team involved in the development of the project

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An interior photo of an example of the sleek, creative, and open atmosphere of LabConnect’s new office

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A photo of one department of LabConnect staff