"With the bridge coming in, that caused us to take a look at what made sense," said Kurt Stepaniak, senior vice president and chief counsel for Kone.
"Once you ask that question, then you start looking not only in the Quad Cities, but you look elsewhere to see what other opportunities are out there and what makes the most business sense. ...
"We looked at other locations as part of our competitive analysis," he
knew that there was a credibility issue he
had to overcome," he
"The principal issue that we've had to grapple with is: It had to make sense from a cost perspective," Stepaniak
said, noting both its old property and the "running rate" of the lease.