Leviton celebrates grand opening of its state-of-the-art complex with one of the largest ribbon-cutting ceremonies ever on Long Island
Melville, NY, August 5, 2009 -- Over 500 people attended one of the largest ribbon-cutting ceremonies Long Island has ever seen at Leviton's new world headquarters on July 21st.The complex's atrium was filled to the brim to watch Leviton President and CEO Donald J. Hendler cut the blue and green ribbon with Shirley Leviton, wife of former President and CEO Harold Leviton.
The grand opening is a significant event for Leviton after its relocation from Little Neck to Melville Long Island's "corporate corridor." The headquarters serves as the high-tech home to the company's global operations across four continents. "The opening of our new headquarters will support our commitment to deliver the highest level of customer service, streamline our operations and focus on major global markets with the latest technology and systems as we continue to position Leviton as one of the world's leading corporations," said Donald J. Hendler.
Attendees enjoyed live music, refreshments and a facility walk-through of the 4-story, high-performance "green building." Keynote speakers included Suffolk County Executive Steve Levy, Huntington Town Supervisor Frank Petrone and Donald J. Hendler. A highlight of the program was a heartwarming presentation by Shirley Leviton prior to the ribbon cutting.
The state-of-the-art office complex serves as a model high-performance building equipped with the latest "green building" materials and systems including Leviton's own products. "Our new world headquarters complex is visible evidence of our continuing investment in our company so we are in the best possible position to serve our customers efficiently and responsively for decades to come. The building provides an operating environment which is environmentally responsible and which supports our commitment to our customers, our community and our sustainability goals," said Bill Marshall, Leviton's Senior Vice President for Sales and Marketing.
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