Straight out of the horse’s mouth, we hear that Canon has finally opened a corporate headquarters in North America. Canon has been wanting to open a major office in the United States for several years now and we’re happy to congratulate them on achieving that goal as well as welcoming them here.
Canon’s new offices in Huntington, NY, called “One Canon Park” will be an anchor business for the Route 110 corridor. With a planned launch of 1,400 jobs with 750 to be added in the next five years in addition to 300 consultants working out of the new office, the company and the state of New York both hope to see an increase in relocation to Long Island and a renewed climate of grow and innovation. The office compound is expansive and gorgeous measuring in at Building square 700,000 square feet, is five stories tall (plus a basement level). In order to help keep the environment clean, the parking garage comes with twelve electric car charging stations. The compound also features eight acres of open land and two ponds.
On hand at today’s opening ceremony were Fujio Mitarai, chairman and CEO of Canon, Joe Adachi, president and CEO of Canon U.S.A. Also attending were Senator Chuck Schumer, Kenneth Adams president and CEO of Empire State Development, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone and the Huntington Town Supervisor Frank P. Petrone.
With Canon having a North American presence, American camera retailers, photography students, and customers will be able to visit the offices in order to participate in new product launches and demonstrations as well as working with Canon to develop better cameras in the future. All of us here at Beach Camera are thrilled to have one of our long-time photography partners living close by.
— da Bird