McCormick to Build New Headquarters in Hunt Valley
- May 08, 2015
By Adrian Maties, Associate Editor
McCormick & Company, Incorporated is not leaving Baltimore County and the state of Maryland. At the end of April, the company announced that it has selected the site for its new headquarters. The facility will be located at 99 Shawan Road in Hunt Valley.
The spice manufacturer was founded in 1889 in Baltimore. It has been headquartered in the Sparks-Hunt Valley area for more than 40 years, so its decision to remain here is seen by many as a major win for both the region and the state, as it maintains a total of 2,100 McCormick employees in Baltimore County. More than 900 of these employees will work in the new headquarters. They are currently located in several other buildings, in Hunt Valley and Sparks. McCormick said that, before choosing the Hunt Valley site, it considered other locations in Maryland, Virginia and Pennsylvania.
Over the next several months the company will look to finalize an agreement for the 20-acre site. 99 Shawan Road is currently home to a building owned by Verizon. Together with its development partners, Greenfield Partners LLC, McCormick will refurbish the entire building and landscape. According to The Baltimore Business Journal, the project will cost about $100 million. It will create an attractive campus, with a six-story, 320,000-square-foot building and surface parking. The headquarters will also be LEED Gold certified.
McCormick plans to move into the new building in mid-2018.
Photo credit: McCormick & Company, Incorporated