Melville, NY—Canon USA broke ground on its new North and South American headquarters campus in Melville, New York, on Long Island. The facility is designed as a model for environmental stewardship and innovation and will serve as one of Canon Inc.’s three worldwide headquarters, with the others in Tokyo and London.
“Over the past 40 years, Canon USA 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 USA. “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 headquarters, which will meet LEED Gold Certification Standards, will feature several environmentally friendly elements, including natural lighting, the incorporation of energy-efficient equipment and materials in construction, and landscaping that utilizes native species and drought-resistant vegetation.
Canon USA, which began in 1955 with five employees, currently has 1,200 Long Island employees and is a major investor in the area economy; it is projected to provide more than 2,000 jobs in the immediate future. “The groundbreaking of Canon USA’s Americas headquarters in Melville is truly a win-win for Long Island. This landmark project will be an anchor for the Route 110 corridor and will provide a boost to the local economy by creating thousands of jobs,” said U.S. Senator Charles Schumer.
The five-story building, totaling nearly 700,000 square feet, including two multilevel garages, will sit on a 52.17-acre parcel located at the southwest corner of the Long Island Expressway South Service Road and Walt Whitman Road.
Canon America’s corporate headquarters is responsible for more than 11,000 employees in 35 facilities across North and South America. usa.canon.com