Our roundup of the latest Natick, Mass., business news:
TCG Network Services acquired by Pittsburgh firm
TCG Network Services, one of those Natick businesses that you maybe, kinda recognize depending upon what you do for a living, has been acquired by a Pittsburgh firm called Magna5. The firms basically do the same thing: they manage IT and offer cybersecurity services to organizations, and TCG is Magna’s second acquisition in the past 12 months.
“It really is a partnership – our co-founders, Frank McDonough and John Stone, have an extremely collaborative relationship with the management team at Magna5. The mutual trust they have has set the tone,” he says. TCG touts the expanded resources it will have to offer customers through economies of scale, and new advancement opportunities for employees.
“Our engineers can also rely on additional after-hours technicians that we didn’t have before, which is huge. When it comes to preventing or ending a downtime event, every minute counts,” Browning says.
TCG has done IT work for more than a thousand locally-based organizations over the years, including schools and non-profits. The union with Magna5 will give TCG more geographic reach. The business has operated in MetroWest for 30-plus years, starting in Framingham and moving to Natick a few years later. It has 33 staffers between its Natick and Boston locations, including remote workers.
While TCG offers a wide range of IT services, its cybersecurity offering dubbed CyBlok is its current big draw, supplemented by project management.
While its owner is now in Pittsburgh, TCG plans to keep its local focus. It has a track record of community involvement that includes participation in local business chambers, working with veterans, sponsoring the annual Tour De Natick cycling event and MassBay’s Information Security Summit, and offering e-waste recycling for Earth Day.
Can’t have too many basketball arcade games
Congrats to Skybokx 109 Sports Bar & Grill for getting Natick Select Board approval in March to install a couple of indoor basketball toss arcade games alongside its pool tables.
7 South Bottle + Kitchen serving updates
The 7 South Bottle + Kitchen restaurant readying to open this spring in the former Dolphin space in downtown Natick, has been serving updates on its Facebook page about everything from its new tiles to hardwood floors.
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