Franklin Electric celebrates 10 years in new HQ
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The company’s Fort Wayne, Indiana headquarters is 120,000 sq. ft. and sits on 102 acres.
Franklin Electric recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of its global corporate headquarters in Fort Wayne, Indiana.
Completed in 2013, the company’s headquarters is 120,000 sq. ft. and sits on 102 acres. The building is powered by more than 70 Franklin Electric products. Outside, a cooling pond provides geothermal heating and cooling, and the company was granted LEED Silver certification through the U.S. Green Building Council.
The headquarters features areas for creative collaboration, onsite catering, an in-house fitness centre, high tech meeting rooms, outdoor meeting areas and outdoor walking trails.
The building also features a significant collection of large-scale photographs by Canadian-born artist Edward Burtynsky focused on environmental and water infrastructure themes.
In mid-July the headquarters staff gathered to celebrate the anniversary with a fun-filled day of activities. CEO Gregg Sengstack kicked off the celebration by addressing the employees and cutting the “anniversary” cake.
“This facility and the people who work here continue to drive our business forward,” said Sengstack. “Our Fort Wayne location houses not only our global corporate headquarters, but it is also home to our 25,000-sq.-ft., state-of-the-art engineering centre of excellence where we test each product to ensure they deliver the performance that is critical to the markets and applications we serve.”