Direct Supply Inc. opened the Direct Supply Technology Center at the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). Continuing the company’s 26-year history of offering computer and software technology opportunities for interns and graduates, the technology center will house up to 60 Direct Supply computer engineers and technology interns.

Bob Hillis, president and CEO of Direct Supply Inc. and a member of the MSOE Board of Regents, said that the technology center "is an important and exciting step in the continued growth of our employee-owned company and an opportunity for our engineering interns and full-time engineers to collaborate more closely with the MSOE faculty and students on new technology and innovation."

“Milwaukee produces remarkable engineering and IT talent, and we’re proud to open our Technology Center in the heart of the MSOE campus,” said Executive Vice President and Chief Information Officer Bill Avery. “The center will be a key resource for us as we continue to develop and attract top-level IT professionals for our Milwaukee headquarters.”

“MSOE and Direct Supply have a long history of working together, and I am pleased to welcome them to our campus,” said Dr. Hermann Viets, MSOE president. “There are 57 MSOE alumni who work at Direct Supply, and 15 students who are interning there this year. This move further strengthens our relationship with the company.”