Even though the weather hasn’t been keeping up its end of the bargain, spring is here. Along with the fresh start that a new season brings, employees at two well-known corporations also got a pretty significant change of scenery.
In Akron, Ohio, GoodyearTire & Rubber Corporation employees began moving in February and are just about finished transitioning to their new Global and North American Headquarters. Meanwhile in Cleveland, Eaton Corporation employees also moved into their new worldwide headquarters.
About 1,800 Goodyear associates were relocated to the new seven-story, 685,000-SF building. Karpinski Engineering assisted architects – Gensler and Vocon – with the project, providing mechanical, engineering, and plumbing design for the $120-million facility. Goodyear’s new headquarters were designed to achieve LEED-Silver certification, and were built on the former site of the tire manufacturer’s factory.
Karpinski Engineering worked alongside architects Pickard Chilton and ka Architects for Eaton Corporation’s newheadquarters, providing mechanical, electrical, plumbing, and technology design and fire protection engineering. The site features a 10-story tower with five-story wings on each side, totaling more than 582,000 SF. The building –which includes a three-story fitness center and attached five-story parking garage – was designed for LEED-Gold certification, but is currently tracking Platinum certification.
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