HIGHLAND HEIGHTS, Ky. — Leaders of electric cable producer Prysmian Group cut the ribbon of the company’s newly renovated North American headquarters in Highland Heights. This $4.7 million project will help retain 400 employees at the location.
The investment includes upgrades to 80,000 square feet of the existing office building, including new roofing and energy-efficient LED lighting throughout. An open office layout with 367 adjustable standing desks that accommodate social distancing considerations will be created. Additional upgrades include a renovated fitness center and employee break room, more efficient printing and office supplies areas and additional meeting spaces. Prysmian Group also installed new electric vehicle charging stations, offering double plugs, 80 Amp AC charging capability and allowing up to 10 electric cars to charge simultaneously.
“Over the past two years, we’ve had discussions about how our work should evolve to reflect the changing needs of our employees,” said Andrea Pirondini, CEO of Prysmian Group North America. “Prysmian is committed to investing in our facilities throughout the North American region. With the completion of this renovation, our headquarters offers an environment that facilitates a healthy work-life balance, offering our associates a home base that is pleasant, streamlined and completely state of the art.”
Prysmian, based in Milan, Italy, is a world leader in the design, manufacturing and sale of wire and cable products, including aluminum, copper and fiber optic wire, and cable products for the energy, communications and automotive industries, among others. Its North American operations are based in Highland Heights. Prysmian’s regional footprint includes 28 manufacturing facilities, eight distribution centers, six R&D centers, more than 5,800 employees and net sales of more than $4 billion. Globally, the company operates in over 50 countries and employs more than 29,000 individuals.
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