Boise tech firm Pixel and Line rebrands as Vynyl after merger

One of Boise’s growing software development companies will have a new name after combining with two California companies.

Pixel and Line, which has 26 employees at its office near the intersection of Overland Road and Vista Avenue, announced its new name: Vynyl. Pixel and Line merged with two small and similar companies, Project Forge and Vector Logic. The companies worked together on projects for more than a year before merging, Vynyl President Ian Harris said.

Vynyl builds custom applications for clients in enterprise, scientific research and public sectors.

The combined offices give Vynyl 40 employees, and the company plans to hire 25 software engineers and designers in Boise by the end of 2017, Harris said.

Boiseans Dom Ramirez and Nick Crabbs owned Pixel and Line. Project Forge owner Nathan Chandler hails from Meridian but now lives in California.

Terms of the deal, as well as partner ownership shares, were not disclosed.