“The grand opening of Canon’s Americas headquarters is great news for Long Islanders and all of New York State. Empire State Development is working harder than ever to help companies create and retain much-needed jobs and Canon is certainly doing just that with hundreds of new jobs on the way and over 1,000 New Yorkers retaining their positions,” said Empire State Development President, CEO and Commissioner Kenneth Adams. “As a proud supporter of this project, I congratulate Chairman and CEO Fujio Mitarai and Canon, the local leaders and the people of Long Island on this accomplishment.”“Canon’s grand opening of its new headquarters in Melville will help strengthen Long Island’s workforce and ensure that Route 110 continues to be a successful business corridor for all Long Islanders,” said Congressman Steve Israel, who was not in attendance. “I proudly fought for federal infrastructure funding to make this project possible and keep jobs on Long Island. Having Canon’s headquarters on Long Island is a victory for our community and is estimated to indirectly bring up to 10,000 jobs to the region. I look forward to Canon’s continued success in the years ahead.” “Today is a great day as we celebrate the grand opening of Canon U.S.A.’s corporate headquarters here in Suffolk County,” said Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone. “Creating and retaining high-quality jobs is paramount to our success as a County and as a region and Canon U.S.A. is contributing to that success. Canon is a welcome addition to the Suffolk County business community and I look forward to continuing to work with our federal, state and local officials to attract and retain businesses on Long Island.” “The Town of Huntington has long awaited this day, when we can officially welcome Canon and its dedicated workforce to Huntington,” said Huntington Town Supervisor Frank P. Petrone. “We thank Canon for choosing Huntington as the site for its Americas headquarters and look forward to a long and close relationship as the company cements its status as an integral part of the community and the local economy.”
Joining London and Tokyo as one of the three worldwide headquarters locations, the Canon Americas Headquarters serves all North and South American countries and stands as a model for environmental stewardship and innovation. The Melville, N.Y. facility features several environmentally conscious elements including daylight harvesting, drought resistant vegetation and electric vehicle charging stations.The new Canon Americas Headquarters also has an onsite state-of-the-art Showroom, which will be used for product demonstrations for customers, dealers, media and students. Fast Facts about Canon Americas Headquarters: Building square footage: 700,000 square feet Number of floors/stories: Five stories tall, plus a basement level Amount of steel used throughout the building: Approximately 5,838 pieces of steel Number of employees: Approximately 1,400 moved in first quarter 2013 - 750 to be added in the next five years and approximately 300 consultants are employed here Parking garage: Combined total of 488,000 square feet Number of parking spaces: Approximately 1,700 Electric car charging stations: Six in each garage/12 total Number of bathrooms: 54 Acres of land: 52 Acres of preserved/open land: Eight Greenery: 20 percent of site to remain in vegetated state Ponds: Two ponds varying in size each six feet deep Land Purchased: June 4, 2007 Site plans filed with Town of Huntington: July 1, 2008 Groundbreaking: May 3, 2010 Topping Off Ceremony: May 12, 2011 Feet/Miles of wire: 1,626,000 feet which equals 307 miles Cost of building/land: $500 million Construction workers: Approximately 20 at this time to address minimal internal facilities work – not major construction Certificate of Occupancy Received: January 16, 2013 About Canon U.S.A., Inc. Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions. With approximately $40 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE:CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents registered in 2012† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World’s Most Admired Companies in 2013. In 2012, Canon U.S.A. has received the PCMag.com Readers’ Choice Award for Service and Reliability in the digital camera and printer categories for the ninth consecutive year, and for camcorders for the past two years. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based consumer service and support for all of the products it distributes. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. †Based on weekly patent counts issued by United States Patent and Trademark Office.