A two-and-a-half million dollar document imaging technology center has opened in the Quad Cities in a building that was first used to store ammunition during World War One. AmCad Digital Conversion moved into the restored building on the Rock Island Arsenal. Thom Hart, president of the Quad City Development Group and a former Davenport mayor, says it shows the Arsenal is still a vital part of the local business community.
Hart says A-D-C needed high security and more room and says “Guess what? The Arsenal has people with guns at the front door. It’s a perfect match because there’s room and (the Arsenal) has very high security.” The company now has 65 employees but plans to hire 50 more.
Alan Wilson, the Arsenal’s garrison manager, says it’s the first private document imaging service to be located on a high-security active military base. Wilson says it’s a World War One-era warehouse that’s been converted to a modern office facility, adding, “It’s amazing what can be done with effort, a little money, and to take something that was just sitting here idle and now made it into a productive activity that benefits the Arsenal and that benefits the Quad City community.” The building was first opened in 1918 as a place to store artillery.