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    For you Motorola fans and those that might just be interested.



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    To: All Motorola Solutions Employees located in FL08

    Florida Real Estate Update

    Motorola Solutions signed an agreement to sell its building and 78 acres of land in Plantation to a private investment company. MSI has made a long term commitment to remain in the building with a 12 year lease (with three, 5-year additional options).

    When the deal closes in October, we will begin a year-long optimization project to eliminate vacant space, consolidate teams, enhance community spaces, upgrade carpet and paint in the new build-out areas. This will result in consolidating from 600,000 square foot to an optimized footprint of 325,000 square foot for our 1000+ employees on site.

    MSI will continue to be the anchor tenant with predominate signage, a dedicated customer entrance, 1 to 1 parking ratios and a much more effective future cost basis.

    Many of us will move from areas we have worked in for many years. However, this will provide us a unique opportunity to maximize work flow, collaboration and communications between teams as adjacencies are optimized and teams are co-located closer to your work partners. The first moves will start in early 2014.

    All along, we have made sure to listen to your feedback and incorporate suggestions and ideas into optimizing layouts, lab and team adjacencies', cross discipline collaboration areas, and work environments.

    We're off to an exciting start and with many milestones still before us.
    These include closing on the sale agreement in late October along with completing moves by October 2014.

    Your manager will share periodic updates as we finalize construction and move schedules in late 2013.

    Regards,

    FL08 Management Team


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    Interesting.

    I heard that plant also made stuff for the former Motorola Mobility division too?

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    I have friends who still work there who were on the original Saber design team. I have a friend who converted UHF, & VHF MTX radios into JT 1000's before they had their own controller board. I have another friend who built the MX radio that went up in the space shuttle. The list goes on, as I lived 5 miles from the plant. GARY