Melville, NY—Celebrating a monumental step in the company’s history, Canon USA Inc. held a grand opening ceremony for its new 700,000-square-foot Canon Americas headquarters in Melville, New York. Joined by Fujio Mitarai, chairman and CEO of Canon Inc., Joe Adachi, president and CEO of Canon USA, welcomed state and local officials to show appreciation for their support of the headquarters project.
Among those officials in attendance were Senator Charles Schumer; Kenneth Adams, president and CEO of Empire State Development, representing Governor Andrew Cuomo; Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone; and Huntington Town Supervisor Frank P. Petrone.
“The official opening of the Canon Americas headquarters is an exciting time for our company, and we are grateful for all of the local support we have received along the way,” said Joe Adachi. “Canon’s dedication to the environment and the community is an integral part of our corporate culture. The headquarters, which is designed to meet LEED gold certification, will serve as a symbol of this commitment.”
“It is an exciting day for the Canon family as we officially celebrate the grand opening of our new home on Long Island,” added Seymour Liebman, executive vice president, chief administrative officer and general counsel, Canon USA. “Canon has proudly called Long Island home for 42 years and we are grateful for the support we have received from those who helped us reach this milestone.”
“Today’s grand opening ceremony marks a picture perfect moment for Canon USA and all of Long Island,” said Senator Charles Schumer. “One Canon Park will be an anchor business for the Route 110 corridor and attract business visitors from across the world. When I first met with senior Canon officials years ago, I knew this project would be a success. I fought hard, along with officials from Long Island, to secure millions of dollars for road improvements in and around this heavily commuted corridor and worked to secure millions of stimulus dollars so that Canon could relocate to Melville. With over 1,400 jobs on Long Island, Canon is an asset to the local economy, and I am proud to have seen this project through to fruition. Congratulations to the chairman and CEO of Canon, Fujio Mitarai, and all of the local leaders who made today possible.”
“Today is a great day as we celebrate the grand opening of Canon USA’s corporate headquarters here in Suffolk County,” said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. “Creating and retaining high-quality jobs is paramount to our success as a county and as a region, and Canon USA is contributing to that success. Canon is a welcome addition to the Suffolk County business community and I look forward to continuing to work with our federal, state and local officials to attract and retain businesses on Long Island.”
Joining London and Tokyo as one of the three worldwide headquarters locations, the Canon Americas headquarters serves all North and South American countries and stands as a model for environmental stewardship and innovation. The Melville, New York, facility features several environmentally conscious elements, including daylight harvesting, drought resistant vegetation and electric vehicle charging stations.
The new headquarters also has an on-site state-of-the-art showroom, which will be used for product demonstrations for customers, dealers, media and students.