Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, opened its new 52-acre, 700,000 square-foot, Americas headquarters at One Canon Park, located in Melville, Long Island, New York, where it will consolidate nearly 1,400 Canon employees into one central location approximately 16 miles east of its current headquarters in Lake Success, New York.
The company said nearly half of all Canon U.S.A. employees have relocated to the Melville headquarters while the remaining employees will complete the move in March. The new headquarters will serve all North and South American countries and will be one of Canon's three worldwide headquarters, with the other two located in London and Japan.
"We are so proud to be moving to our brand new, state-of-the-art headquarters at One Canon Park," said Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Canon U.S.A. "One Canon Park will be a symbol of not only our dedication to our employees, but also our dedication to the Long Island community we have called home since 1971." Remaining on Long Island was always a top priority for the company to help retain the highly skilled and dedicated workforce.
Measuring more than 500 feet long and nearly 300 feet wide, Canon officials said the building reflects its strong commitment to environmental sustainability. “One Canon Park” has been designed to meet LEED Certified Gold building certification. The LEED green building certification program is the nationally accepted benchmark for the design, construction and operation of green buildings.
The firm said its new grounds have an open, campus-like feel with plenty of green space, a walking trail and two retention ponds. Within the five-story building, plus a lower level, employees enjoy a state-of-the-art learning center, cafeteria and other amenities.
"It has been an exciting experience to watch our new headquarters being built from the ground up and we are grateful for the support we have received from various government officials and community leaders," Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Canon U.S.A. said in a recent interview.