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May 11, 2010 12:00 AM
Canon U.S.A. Inc. has broken ground on its new North and South American headquarters campus in Melville, N.Y. The new facility will be a model for environmental stewardship and innovation and will serve as one of Canon Inc.’s three worldwide headquarters, with the others located in Tokyo and London.
“Over the past 40 years, Canon U.S.A. has developed strong roots in the Long Island community and we are thrilled to continue to make Long Island our home,” says Joe Adachi, president and CEO, Canon U.S.A. “Canon is very grateful for the support we have received from every level of government and the local community to bring this new, state-of-the-art facility from concept to reality. We are committed to continuing our role as an active member of the Long Island business and local community and look forward to moving into our new home in Melville.”
The new headquarters will feature several environmentally friendly elements including a design emphasizing the use of natural lighting, the incorporation of energy-efficient equipment and materials in construction, as well as a landscape design that will utilize native species and drought-resistant vegetation.
“Environmental sustainability is a pillar of Canon’s corporate culture,” says Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Canon U.S.A. “We view the development of our new headquarters as an opportunity to set a precedent for environmentally conscious development throughout the design and construction process. We are pleased to announce that the new facility is being designed to meet LEED Gold Certification Standards.”
Canon America’s corporate headquarters is responsible for more than 11,000 employees in 35 facilities across North and South America.