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Coffee After Your Workout? How Syngenta is Modernizing its Workplace

An artist's rendering of the new Syngenta Crop Protection headquarters.

Syngenta is re-imagining its Crop Protection headquarters to meet the needs of its modern workforce, the company says.

The life science giant has selected a site for its new North American Crop Protection headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina. Syngenta will use its current campus location on Swing Road in Greensboro to redevelop the headquarters, it says.

The company intends to construct a more than 100,000 square-foot office building to connect with its existing laboratory facility on the north side of the 70-acre campus. Plans also include a complete renovation of the lab facilities. The new workspaces will support about 650 employees and 100 contract workers.

The redeveloped headquarters will include contemporary work and conference spaces, health, wellness and fitness centres, a cafeteria, auditorium, coffee areas, and other amenities.

In addition, a Customer Experience Centre is planned for the company to showcase the innovative products and services it continually provides customers. Employee health, safety and work effectiveness will be key factors in the design and construction.

Construction is expected to begin on the new building later in 2021; the entire project will take about three years to complete.

“The Syngenta family in Greensboro has been part of the fabric of this community for many decades, and it’s our goal to remain so for many years to come,” says Vern Hawkins, president of Syngenta Crop Protection. “Our new facilities will enable us to have our Greensboro colleagues on this campus working together in modern, efficient facilities, enabling better collaboration and focus to meet our customers’ needs.”