Pump manufacturer Grundfos officially broke ground on a new 40,000 sq ft office building in Lenexa, Kan. during an April 12 ceremony. Expected to be completed during the fall of 2017, the new LEED-certified design facility will replace Grundfos’ current Kansas City offices located 8 miles southwest in Olathe. The new offices will continue to house the company’s customer service, technical training, marketing, business development and other support functions for the Americas region and U.S. sales.
Attending the ceremony were several company executives and local dignitaries, including Grundfos Group Executive Vice President Poul Due Jensen, Lenexa Mayor Michael Boehm and members of the Lenexa City Council.
The $3.85 billion Denmark-based company employs 1,300 people in the United States and nearly 18,000 globally with 80 companies in more than 55 countries.
“Throughout its history, Grundfos has been proud to become ingrained in the communities we call home. We are excited to move forward in our journey by putting down roots in Lenexa,” says Terry Teach, executive VP of sales for domestic buildings for Grundfos. “As Grundfos continues to grow within the industry, Lenexa offers us the space and resources we need to thrive, and we look forward to seeing our new home take shape.”