Canon USA Marks Milestone in Headquarters Construction

May 13, 2011
Company moving Americas office from Lake Success to Melville, N.Y.

Camera maker Canon USA Inc. recently celebrated the setting of the last segment of steel for its new corporate office in Melville, N.Y.

The new facility, which will serve as Canon USA's headquarters for North and South America, will be one of three worldwide corporate offices for parent company Canon Inc. The other two are in Tokyo and London.

"Today we are celebrating yet another milestone toward completion of the new Canon Americas headquarters," said Joe Adachi, president and CEO of Canon USA. "I look forward to the day when we open the doors to One Canon Park and provide our employees a world-class facility in which to grow and succeed."

Joe Adachi, president and CEO, and Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, for Canon USA, raise the commemorative steel beam for the new Canon Americas headquarters in Melville, N.Y."Canon has said the 700,000-square-foot facility will feature several environmentally friendly elements such as a design emphasizing the use of natural lighting; the incorporation of energy-efficient equipment and materials in construction; and a landscape design that will utilize native species and drought-resistant vegetation. The 52.17-acre complex is located at the southwest corner of the Long Island Expressway South Service Road and Walt Whitman Road. Canon has been a fixture in the Long Island community since 1971, when the company moved its headquarters from Woodside, Queens, to Lake Success. When Canon moved to Long Island in the 1970s, the company employed approximately 80 people, and currently has approximately 1,200 employees in Lake Success. The new facility will eventually create 750 new jobs over a number of years once Canon moves to Melville, according to the company.
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