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Saint-Gobain expands Philadelphia footprint; announces new North American headquarters

Saint-Gobain’s dynamic design will deliver an energizing, sustainable work environment that will attract and retain top talent for years to come. The new campus will also, for the first time, allow the company’s local research team, currently based in Montgomery County, to be integrated with the company’s operations team on one site.

Saint-Gobain, the world’s largest building materials company, has announced plans for a new, state-of-the-art North American corporate headquarters in Malvern, Pa., where it has signed a long-term lease for 320,000 square feet of space. The 65-acre Chester County campus, previously the headquarters for Aegon Group, will be transformed into a LEED-certified facility for Saint-Gobain and its North American construction materials subsidiary, CertainTeed Corp. – both of which are also currently headquartered in Valley Forge, Chester County. Saint-Gobain’s relocation will position the global building materials manufacturer for greater growth and expansion in North America.
According to Saint-Gobain, the new headquarters’ dynamic design will deliver an energizing, sustainable work environment that will attract and retain top talent for years to come. The new campus will also, for the first time, allow the company’s local research team, currently based in Montgomery County, to be integrated with the company’s operations team on one site. In total, the relocation will bring approximately 120 additional employees to Chester County and raise the company’s total employee count at the new headquarters to more than 800. Saint-Gobain expects to accommodate future job growth and have the flexibility to relocate additional business units from its diverse portfolio to the integrated site in Malvern.
Saint-Gobain’s new North American headquarters will create a next-generation workplace that maximizes comfort and air quality through the use of a wide range of building material innovations from its own product portfolio, including materials from CertainTeed Corporation, SAGE Glass, Saint-Gobain ADFORS, Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics, and others from Saint-Gobain’s family of companies. At the same time, Saint-Gobain asserts that the installation of so many of its products will create a “living laboratory” where its research team can measure the impact its products have on a real workspace environment.
“At Saint-Gobain, collaboration is at the core of everything we have done and will do,” said John Crowe, President and CEO of Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed. “As we approach the company’s 350th anniversary, we will celebrate and strengthen our collaborative culture with a new headquarters that promotes greater employee interaction, demonstrates the power of our innovations and can serve as a home to the next generation of innovators.”

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