LENEXA, KAN – GRUNDFOS officially broke ground on a new 40,000-square-foot office building in Lenexa, Kansas during an April 12 ceremony. Expected to be completed during the fall of 2017, the new LEED-certified 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 USA Sales.
Attending the ceremony were several company executives and local dignitaries, including Grundfos Group Executive Vice President Poul Due Jensen, Lenexa Mayor Hon. Michael Boehm and members of the Lenexa City Council.
Since 2001, Grundfos USA Sales’ headquarters has been located in Olathe, with the Lenexa site being purchased in 2006 in anticipation of a long-term relationship with the community. The company maintains North American operations, sales and service facilities in Allentown, Pennsylvania; Fresno, California; Brookshire, Texas, Indianapolis, Indiana and Aurora, Illinois.
Among Grundfos’ priorities is sustainability. In addition to manufacturing energy- and water-efficient pumping solutions, the company is committed to reducing its own impact on the environment.
For its part, the new Lenexa facility is pursuing LEED Gold for Commercial Building Design and Construction.