European building materials supplier Saint-Gobain announced plans for a new 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 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 Corporation – both of which are also currently headquartered in Valley Forge, PA.
According to Saint-Gobain, the relocation will position the manufacturer for greater growth and expansion in North America. The new campus will also allow the company's local research team, currently based in Montgomery County, to be integrated with the company's operations team on one site.
"With the building industry continuing to rebound, we've seized the opportunity to create a focal point for innovative design and development on the Eastern Seaboard, a place where our businesses and employees can continue to grow in a fully integrated, modern space that promotes collaboration across our business units, while offering significant room for future expansion," said John Crowe, president and CEO of Saint-Gobain and CertainTeed Corporations.