IE Corp. Acquires Baselayer


IE Corp. expands their reach in the Edge Data Center market with the acquisition of Baselayer.



Price, UT 02.24.2020The IE Corporation ( continues its rapid expansion into the Edge Data Center market with the acquisition of Baselayer Technology, LLC (“Baselayer”). The purchase of Baselayer includes the Baselayer name, intellectual property, software, employees, and customer base providing IE a stronger foundation in the market.

IE plans to further invest in Baselayer by evolving the product line and offering customers the option of custom products. Since the acquisition, Baselayer has already begun to fulfill domestic Edge deployment orders for two new customers. Additionally, Baselayer has contracted expansions for their current client base, totalling $8.5M in business since January. 

“We’re excited about the growth opportunities provided by the combined capabilities of IE Corp and Baselayer. Since the acquisition, we’ve already secured new customers, grown our pipeline substantially, and expanded projects with our current client base.”Kindra Martone – VP, Data Center Strategy

 Baselayer’s existing installed base includes over 400 data center modules totaling 200+ MWs across North America, Europe and Asia.  The Baselayer acquisition enhances IE’s expertise in Edge Data Center deployments, business development, “Runsmart” data center monitoring and management software, solution architecture, design, software, and field service groups. The existing Baselayer team brings decades of experience in the data center industry providing a valuable addition to IE Corp’s Mission Critical Business segment.

This is the first time IE has acquired another business since its founding in 1985. Having established themselves as a manufacturer of modular power and process houses for mining, utilities, renewables, oil and gas, IE expanded their business model to provide manufacturing for the ever growing mission critical and data center market. With unmatched speed and experience in building custom modular units, IE has been able to meet the demand of this sector.

The acquisition of Baselayer has been a non-disruptive purchase protecting their workers and customers. IE is bringing Baselayer into its Mission Critical Business segment, supported and managed by Bobby Houston, IE’s Vice Chairman and head of the Mission Critical Business.

IE is a leader in manufacturing modular ISO 9001 Quality systems including power distribution skids, generator enclosures, tanks and packaging, MV and LV switchgear, UPS enclosures, packaging and integration, chilled water pump packages, colocation and hyperscale deployments, and data center technology. They have manufacturing and operation locations across the US including Utah, Arizona, Colorado, North Dakota, Illinois, Ohio, Oklahoma, Wyoming, Texas and Pennsylvania.

IE x Baselayer Acquisition at a Glance


IE Corporation Baselayer
  • 30 years of experience, growth and stability.
  • Fast custom manufacturing.
  • $10M-$20M in annual project management
  • Manufacturing 600+ modules annually.
  • Four manufacturing locations in four states.
  • Expertise in mechanical and enclosure design.
  • Rapid expansion into Mission Critical and Edge Data Center markets. 
  • 200MW installed base – modular data centers.
  • Modular data center design expertise.
  • Portfolio of standard products.
  • Data center operations expertise / DNA
  • Service and support teams.
  • MDC “Runsmart” software 
  • 50+ hardware and system patents.


Expanded Product Offerings


Product Baselayer IE Corporation
Core Data Modules
Power Modules
Diesel Genset Pkgs
Critical Power/UPS
Chiller/Cooling Skids
Pump Skids
Unit Substations
MV Switchgear
Edge Data Centers
MicroEdge Data Centers
Edge DCIM Software


Expanded Capabilities


Capabilities Baselayer IE Corporation
Data Center Ops Experience
Project Management
In-House Mfg
Mission Critical Service Team
Electrical & Automation DNA
Active R&D
Off-the-Shelf Edge Designs
ISO-9001 Quality Program
200+ MW Delivered
600+ eMods/year