Tech company takes downtown office space

A Linden-based technology company will move its corporate headquarters into the Rahway Office Center, which also houses the Rahway Public Library.

IMM, which provides eTransaction automation for businesses, today announced it will relocate into the top floor of 2 City Hall Plaza. The newly selected space approximately doubles the available square footage for IMM’s offices, accommodating both recent and projected growth, according to the company’s press release. IMM had been in Linden for the past 19 years.

Rahway libraryMinor construction is under way to customize the space to the company’s needs, and is expected to be completed in the first quarter of the year. It’s unclear how many employees in total will move to the location or what price per square foot was secured. The company could have as many as 90 to 100 employees at the site, according to Mayor Samson Steinman.

IMM’s announcement cited the location’s proximity to public transportation “as well as among various shops, restaurants and community center offers several advantages and conveniences for employees and visiting clients. Over the past few years, Rahway has undergone significant revitalization, building several new luxury apartments and investing in a blossoming art scene. And, being close in proximity to IMM’s former office location makes the transition undisruptive for current employees.”

The library occupies 32,000 square feet on the first two floors of the building and the remaining office space occupies about 41,000 square feet.

In recent years the second and third floors have become occupied by U.S. HealthWorks and Community Coordinated Child Care. Rahway Office Center, LLC in 2013 won a 25-percent tax appeal reduction, partly because of the 75,000-square-foot facility had a “chronic vacancy problem” since it was constructed almost 11 years ago.