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Canon Breaks Ground on New Americas HQ

May 11, 2010
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Melville, New York will be the home of Canon's headquarters for the Americas, joining its existing regional headquarters of Tokyo and London. The company held a groundbreaking ceremony last week for the new building. The new building will oversee both North and South American operations.

"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," said 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 building will be built to meet LEED Gold Certification Standards, meaning it will have to conform to strict energy-use guidelines both during the construction process as well as after the building is complete. The new headquarters will sit on 52.17 acres in Suffolk county, near the Long Island Expressway and provide over 2,000 jobs for the region. The building itself will be five stories tall and have a total of 700,000 square feet. The company moved its U.S. headquarters to Lake Success, Long Island in the 1970s with about 80 employees; today it has over 1,200 employees in Long Island.

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