Posted July 18, 2018

Air Products plans new headquarters facility

Air Products announced plans to build a new global headquarters on a 50-acre property about one mile from its current location in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley.

Groundbreaking is expected in March 2019 with occupancy targeted by summer 2021. The new location will be the base for approximately 2,000 Air Products employees with capacity for growth.

“From the beginning of this process to develop a new headquarters facility, we have never wavered in our commitment to remain in the Lehigh Valley. Now, we have made the location decision and we begin our preparations to build facilities that represent our world-class company,” said Seifi Ghasemi, chairman, president and chief executive officer. “This is a very exciting time for Air Products as we evolve our headquarters environment to be more beneficial to our employees and take advantage of sustainable technologies to lessen our footprint and reduce operating costs.”

The new headquarters site will include new administration offices, a research and development facility, and an enclosed parking structure for employees. A cost estimate is not being disclosed at this time. 

“The decision to leave our current headquarters location, with its rich history, was not one we made lightly,” Ghasemi said. “But we believe our new location will afford us a special opportunity to modernize and optimize our office space and R&D facilities and invest in a work environment that motivates and energizes our employees. As a global company operating in more than 50 countries, this new headquarters will reflect the safety, speed, simplicity and self-confidence that move us forward as a world-leading industrial gas company.”