Fair Lawn, NJ - On Tuesday, July 1, Sandvik, Inc. celebrated the Grand Opening of its new US Headquarters in Fair Lawn, New Jersey. The 100,000 square foot facility contains a combination of modern office space, extensive meeting facilities and a state of the art Productivity Center and Aerospace Application Center for customer training, engineering, and process development.
Among the many attending the event were Congressman Scott Garrett, Mayor John Cosgrove and Sandvik CEO Olof Faxander. Garrett praised Sandvik's continued commitment to the community and local economy since the 1950's and presented the company with a Certificate of Congressional Recognition. Cosgrove recognized the company with a Proclamation declaring July 1, 2014 "Sandvik, Inc. Day".
"This is an important milestone and I am so pleased to commend Sandvik on this outstanding accomplishment," Garrett said. "With its customer-centric approach to business and commitment to innovation, Sandvik has been a vital asset to New Jersey and the surrounding communities." Mayor Cosgrove added, "Sandvik is a well-known and well respected business entity that gives back to the Fair Lawn community."
In design and construction of the new building Sandvik made energy efficiency and sustainability a priority. Over 75 percent of all waste generated from the construction was diverted from landfills by reusing, recycling, and repurposing materials. Furthermore, Sandvik donated the majority of the furnishing and equipment from previous headquarters to local charities, schools, and fire departments throughout the community.
"Fair Lawn and New Jersey have been home to Sandvik for nearly 60 years. Like our beloved red oak in front of the main entrance, Sandvik looks forward to being part of the Fair Lawn community for many years to come," states Askin.