Air Products is one step closer to its new global headquarters in Upper Macungie Township.
The company broke ground Wednesday at the site of the new campus, which is about a mile from its existing campus at 7201 Hamilton Blvd., Trexlertown.
The headquarters is being built on a 50-acre tract of property southeast of the intersection of Mill Creek Road and the Route 222 Bypass.
Its address will be 1940 Air Products Boulevard, which was chosen to reflect the company’s founding in the year 1940.
“We need a headquarters that represents who we are as a world-leading company. We want to create modern office and R&D facilities that are energizing, collaborative and inclusive. When you see the new global headquarters renderings, without any doubt, the new office space and world-class R&D facility will be representative of who we are and what we stand for,” said Seifi Ghasemi, chair, president and CEO of Air Products.
The new headquarters site will include new administration offices, a research and development (R&D) facility, and an enclosed parking structure for employees.
Employees will continue to work at the company’s current headquarters until the new headquarters is complete. The company has a tentative move in date of summer 2021.
At the end of November 2018, Air Products signed an agreement with Evonik for the sale of approximately 41 acres of the existing campus.
The company is still looking to sell the remainder of the campus, which comprises 194 acres and is zoned light industrial.
Air Products has a global workforce of around 16,000 people with about 2,500 in the Lehigh Valley.