Air Products held a construction celebration and ceremonial groundbreaking for its new global headquarters in Lehigh Valley, Pa. The facility is being built a little over 1 mile from its existing location on a 50-acre tract of property. Occupancy is targeted for summer 2021. The new location will be the base for approximately 2,000 employees with capacity for growth.

“We need a headquarters that represents who we are as a world-leading company,” said Seifi Ghasemi, company chairman, president and CEO. “We want to create modern office and R&D facilities that are energizing, collaborative and inclusive. This new headquarters will exemplify our ‘4S’ culture and reflect the safety, speed, simplicity and self-confidence that have driven our success and will continue to do so. We will also emphasize a fifth ‘S’ with these new facilities – sustainability.”

Sustainability features at the new location include a much smaller building footprint with a tall office building and parking garage, highly energy-efficient buildings, solar panels, green roofs and a state-of-the-art fueling station for fueling hydrogen-powered vehicles. 

The headquarters location’s new address, 1940 Air Products Boulevard, was also unveiled. Air Products was founded in 1940.