Division 9 Flooring enlisted for Microsoft’s Cafe 121
Seattle’s Bill Gates and Paul Allen planted the seeds of technology in Seattle back in the 70’s when they created Microsoft. Today, Microsoft employs over 60,000 people in the Puget Sound area in over 14 million square feet of owned and leased facilities. Microsoft wants to attract, develop and keep the industry’s best, brightest and most sought after talent. They achieve that in many different areas, one of them is food. Food fuels the body and the mind. Making healthy food available on the Microsoft campus just makes sense. The main Microsoft campus in Redmond contains a network of 40 different cafes.
To keep things fresh, these cafes undergo consistent renovation. Cafe 121 is the latest and Division 9 Flooring was enlisted to assist in the makeover. The cafe feeds around 2000 people daily. Some of the cafe’s on campus offer self-ordering and self-check out. A remote ordering option is available at times with the ability to order ahead on your cell phone. Leave it to Microsoft to bring technology into their cafes. Microsoft also has made available a scanner that detects food allergies. A pizza place with an oven specifically designed to cook a pizza in 90 seconds. For the health conscience, Microsoft displays micro greens in hydroponic bins under plasma lights in a few of their cafes. Microsoft has a misfit produce section. It helps farmers sell produce that would normally be thrown out, but is fresh usable produce.
Division 9 Flooring installs flooring in many different buildings in our area. Each building has a history. It’s own story. When we run across a company like Microsoft that share our values, it makes the project seem more like a partnership working together towards the same goals.
Division 9 Flooring embraces technology and is committed to the environment. D9 was honored this year with the re-innovator award for waste prevention and recycling practices. Like Microsoft, we feel it’s our duty to do our part for the environment. We infuse the concept of “reduce -reuse-recycle” into every decision we make.