Gardner Denver Inc plans
to relocate corporate HQ
Sep 17, 2010 10:14 AM
Gardner Denver Inc intends to relocate its global corporate headquarters to the greater Philadelphia PA area. The company’s corporate support services, including compliance, human resources, information technologies, accounting, treasury, and transaction processing, will remain at its Quincy IL facility. The Industrial Products Group headquarters and compressor and pump manufacturing operations, also in Quincy, will not be impacted by this move.
“As part of our strategic planning process, senior management evaluates the requirements necessary to achieve the company’s long-term growth objectives,” said Barry L Pennypacker, president and chief executive officer of Gardner Denver. “Gardner Denver currently has over 6,000 employees on six continents, and approximately two-thirds of its annual revenues are to customers located outside of the United States. Therefore, in order to improve accessibility to global customers, the company’s foreign operations, investors, and a broader pool of local professional human resources, management, and the board of directors concluded that relocation to a major metropolitan area was necessary to the long-term growth of the company. Accordingly, the company completed a relocation analysis with the assistance of an external consultant, which identified the metropolitan Philadelphia area as best meeting its needs for future growth opportunities. After the relocation, the company expects to employ approximately 365 employees in Quincy. We appreciate the effort and support put forth by the Pennsylvania Governor’s office and Select Greater Philadelphia.”
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