ALLENTOWN, Pa. - Now on the third generation, Vistacom, in Allentown, is celebrating 65 years in business.
Angela Nolan and her brother, Jim Ferlino, now run the company.
"My father started it in 1954. He had come back from world war II as a communications officer in the air force," Angela said.
The company focuses on audio and visual equipment for businesses. Think conference rooms, collaborative spaces, and control centers, something becoming more and more important for businesses.
"The environment for businesses today is changing. They're realizing a lot of their staff can work remotely," Jim said.
Especially in our global society.
And they also work in health care, like the Air Products Center for Connected Care and Innovation at LVHN on Hamilton Street.
"We bring in companies from startups, to big international companies, and we start a process where we can collaborate on things," said Joe Tracy, vice president for Connected Care and Innovation.
Using Vistacom's technology to collaborate remotely.
"Organizations are starting to look at communication as kind of a core business element that they need to plan for," said Jim Ferlino.
As for the next 65 years, Jim and Angela expect them to become more global.
"We have some projects happening in India and Ireland and potentially in Tokyo. I think global work is going to become mainstream for us long-term," said Angela.