Walgreens will Relocate Offices to Findlay, Add Hundreds of New Jobs
- Jan 18, 2015
Walgreens Co. will soon move the offices of its specialty pharmacy division in Carnegie to a new facility built by Clayco Corp. in Findlay Township. Upon completion this summer, the project is expected to house between 300 and 400 new company employees.
According to the Pittsburgh Business Times, the upcoming 86,000-square-foot office building will be located within the Regional Industrial Development Corp. Park West. County real estate records indicate that Clayco acquired the 11.9-acre property at 130 Enterprise Drive in December for $1.82 million.
Don Smith, president of the Regional Industrial Development Corp. of Southwestern Pennsylvania, which owns the RIDC Park West business park, told the newspaper that the site comprised of three parcels is located near the new headquarters of SDC Nutrition and that only six parcels remain available for development in the park. “The demand is hot there,” he added. “I think you’re seeing a lot of the demand that was shopping at Southpointe [in Washington County] moving up to the airport area.”
In a partnership with the Pittsburgh Penguins, Clayco, an engineering and construction company based in Chicago, is also building U.S. Steel Corp.’s new headquarters building in the Lower Hill District.
Walgreens’ publicly traded entity began trading its shares under the ticker symbol “WBA” on the final day of 2014. Last year, the nation’s largest drugstore chain spent nearly $16 billion to complete the acquisition of the European health and beauty retailer Alliance Boots. The combined company, which is based in Deerfield, Illinois, currently has more than 12,800 stores and 340 pharmaceutical distribution centers globally.
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