Canon U.S.A. breaks ground on North and South American headquarters

Canon U.S.A., a division of Canon Inc. which manufactures CCTV solutions, announced Monday that it has broken ground on a new North and South American headquarters facility in Melville, N.Y.

According to a statement issued by the company, the new facility will serve as one of the company’s three worldwide headquarters along with locations in Japan and the UK. The building also features several eco-friendly elements including a design that utilizes natural lighting, as well as energy-efficient equipment and building materials.

The new five-story, 700,000-square-foot facility will also eventually create 750 new jobs as the company moves from its current location in Lake Success, N.Y. Canon U.S.A. currently employees 1,200 people in Lake Success.

"Over the past 40 years, Canon U.S.A. has developed strong roots in the Long Island community and we are thrilled to continue to make Long Island our home," said Joe Adachi, president and CEO of Canon U.S.A. "Canon is very grateful for the support we have received from every level of government and the local community to bring this new, state-of-the-art facility from concept to reality. We are committed to continuing our role as an active member of the Long Island business and local community and look forward to moving into our new home in Melville."