PITTSBURGH, JULY 27, 2017 --Evoqua Water Technologies today announced it will move its world headquarters and its approximately 200 employees to Pittsburgh's Central Business District (CBD) by the end of this month. The announcement was made together with Governor Tom Wolf, Allegheny County Executive Rich Fitzgerald, and Mayor William Peduto.
Evoqua will initially occupy three floors (32-34) at 210 Sixth Avenue covering approximately 60,000 square feet of space with options to expand. The Evoqua move marks the largest new Pittsburgh CBD lease in the past three years. Evoqua has outgrown its space in Warrendale, Pa., having added approximately 100 positions in western PA since 2015. In 2015, Evoqua moved its headquarters from outside Atlanta, Ga to Warrendale.
"We've increased our headcount significantly over the past few years, and as we plan for the future, we thought it best to tap into the vibrancy and energy of the Central Business District," said Ron Keating, Evoqua CEO. "Mayor Peduto, County Executive Fitzgerald, and the Governor's Action Team worked with us every step of the way and showed how much the City cares about business and economic growth for the region. We appreciate their support along the way and we're proud to call Pittsburgh home."
Evoqua serves more than 38,000 customers, including a substantial majority of the industrial companies within the Fortune 500, 7,800 U.S. wastewater sites, and more than 1,800 global drinking water treatment sites. In Pittsburgh, some of Evoqua's water treatment installations include the water used in animal habitats at the Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium, and disinfection of the water at the world-famous fountain at Point State Park. In addition, Evoqua is a member of the Allegheny Conference on Community Development, partner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, and the Evoqua Zamboni helps take care of the frozen water of the Stanley Cup Champion Pittsburgh Penguins.
"We are excited about the presence of Evoqua since its move here to southwestern Pennsylvania just a few short years ago," said Fitzgerald. "We wish the organization continued success with the relocation of its worldwide headquarters to Pittsburgh, and providing even more employment opportunities for the people of this region."
"We're very happy Evoqua has joined with us to see the value in locating in our city, and in fact will be the biggest leaseholder in Downtown Pittsburgh in years. This follows a national trend of companies recognizing all that urban centers have to offer, especially when it comes to attracting and keeping the best talent," said Mayor William Peduto.
JLL served as Evoqua's site selection consultant for their headquarters relocation project.