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Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas Advances Expansion with New Regional Headquarters

NEWNAN, GA — To bolster support for dealers and customers, Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas announces the opening of its sustainable new headquarters facility in Newnan, Georgia. This adaptive-use facility will help propel the company’s growth in the Americas. It will facilitate the development and production of new machinery and elevate customer support.

Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas continues to expand employment opportunities as it strengthens customer offerings and support. Since taking the lead for the brand’s construction and mining equipment in the Americas, the company has more than tripled its employee count. The headquarters encompasses 88,128 square feet of office space and 27,686 square feet dedicated to conference, ConSite command center, and training space.

“In March 2022, we set out on a path to establish a more direct connection with customers. Our culture has been very much involved with listening, understanding, and implementing customer feedback,” said Al Quinn, CEO of Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas. “By combining the resources of the excavator, loader, and mining businesses, the company has experienced a tenfold demand from previous years. The investment in a regional Americas facility helps strengthen that direct connection to the customer.”

The new headquarters will help the company focus on key growth areas. This includes a compact and construction business network that establishes a direct link to the customer in North, Central, and South America. Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas also is expanding sales of mining excavators for construction and quarry sites in addition to mining sites. In addition to the new regional headquarters facility, Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas is also creating operating bases for parts remanufacturing and expansion of the rental business that will also provide the customer with additional support and options.

“Establishing a direct connection with customers means listening and aligning with their needs and values,” Quinn said. “The industry has actively embraced a move toward sustainable practices, and this thoughtful consideration is reflected in the design of the new headquarters.”

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The campus spans 19 acres and was initially established as a wheel loader assembly and manufacturing facility in 1987. Embracing sustainable practices, Hitachi Construction Machinery Americas opted for adaptive reuse principles in the development of the existing property. Over 75,347 square feet of green space was reclaimed from the site by reconfiguring the employee parking areas and eliminating buildings and concrete.

Sustainable practices included the recycling of concrete, steel, and wood already on the site. Reclaimed materials included 5,101 cubic yards of recycled concrete repurposed for roadway, fill, and redistribution; 40,580 square feet of exterior metal wall panels recycled; and 125 tons of steel frame structure reused. In addition, 69,965 square feet of existing concrete slabs were reused, 4,920 square feet of roof purlins, and 48,976 square feet of old metal roof panels became decking for the new roof. Stairways and stair seating areas utilize 1,545 linear feet of reclaimed heart pine wood. Recycled plastics were used to manufacture all carpet products.

The headquarters features Low-E glass that blocks 62 percent of solar energy while allowing 70 percent of visible light to pass through. Skylights and roll-up doors contribute to natural lighting, integrating the indoors with the outdoors. An advanced energy management system monitors and optimizes energy consumption and temperature changes.

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