Underwriters Laboratories plans center in Laramie

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Cheyenne, WY (AP) - Underwriters Laboratories plans to open a technology center in Laramie.

Gov. Matt Mead's office announced Monday that the independent safety science company plans to launch new information technology operations in Laramie in June.

Renny MacKay is spokesman for Mead. He says UL will employ about six people to start but plans to add more later.

Mead says he's pleased that UL chose Wyoming. He says a multinational company such as UL diversifies the state's economy and creates exciting opportunities.

Mead's office issued a statement that quotes UL Information Technology Director Mike Nuteson as saying the company considered several locations across the United States.

Nuteson says UL was impressed by the quality of talent available in Laramie along with the support and involvement of the local, university and state teams.

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