Calgon Carbon relocates headquarters to Moon Township, PA
Calgon Carbon Corporation announced that it has officially moved its world headquarters to the newly constructed Westpointe Corporate Center Four in Moon Township, Pa.
PITTSBURGH, PA, Feb. 20, 2015 -- Today, Calgon Carbon Corporation (CCC: NYSE), an environmental technology company headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., announced that it has officially moved its world headquarters to the newly constructed Westpointe Corporate Center Four in Moon Township, Pa.
Calgon Carbon has entered a 15-year lease with DiCicco Development to occupy 75,566 square feet of the 130,000-square-foot building. Approximately 200 of the company's executive staff, sales and service employees made the move in early February. The research and development (R&D) laboratory, which will be known as the Innovation Center, will be completed later this year.
By consolidating the headquarters with its laboratory, Calgon Carbon will reduce its office square footage by approximately 22,000. The building is expected to qualify for LEED certification in the Gold category.
In addition to the corporate staff and R&D, the new headquarters will be home to Calgon Carbon's industrial, municipal and specialty business units. The Ultra Violet Technologies division, including Hyde Marine® Ballast Water Management Technology, will continue to reside in McClaren Woods business park, also located in Moon Township.
The design of the building focuses on open workspaces that emphasize collaboration. Gretchen Barlett, of Barlett Design, an architecture and interior design firm, worked closely with DiCicco Development and Randy Dearth to achieve a progressive corporate environment that encourages frequent employee interaction.
"Randy is a big proponent of open-door work settings," said Barlett. "He wanted the design of the building to support co-worker interaction." With that direction, she designed multiple areas where employees could communicate with each other outside of traditional conference rooms or offices. Collaboration spaces feature dry erase walls and café-style island counters -- ideal for working through ideas that could otherwise get stifled in traditional conference rooms.
Consistent with Calgon Carbon's commitment to sustainability, the building features the use of photovoltaic solar power, energy saving occupancy sensor lighting controls, a high-efficiency zone heating and cooling system, a living vegetation roof, and ergonomic workstations with access to daylight.
About Calgon Carbon
Calgon Carbon Corporation is the world's largest producer of GAC and supplies more than 100 types of activated carbon products -- in granular, powdered, pelletized and cloth form -- for more than 700 distinct applications. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., the company employs approximately 1,100 people at more than 15 manufacturing, reactivation and equipment facilities in the U.S., Asia and Europe, where it is known as Chemviron Carbon. For more information, visit www.calgoncarbon.com.