The tech group, which shuts down Sept. 30, provided generalcontracting and construction management services to technologyfacilities, specifically telecom hotels, call centers, collocationfacilities, data centers and server rooms and web hostingfacilities. In 2000, the business unit generated $153 million, orless than 4% of Encompass' total revenue.

An Encompass source tells that the group most likelywon't be resurrected once the business climate improves. But, hequickly adds, "Encompass will still work on equipping traditionalbuildings with data components."

The source says 30 employees are left in the global technologiesgroup. There were 178 workers at the end of December 2000. Theremaining employees could be transferred to other companyoperations, but that has yet to be decided, the sourceconfides.

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