Saint-Gobain Officially Opens R&D Center Expansion
July 30, 2009
Saint-Gobain officially opened its new $15-million research and
development (R&D) center expansion in Northboro, Mass., today.
Pierre-André de Chalendar, Saint-Gobain's worldwide chief
executive officer, as well as Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick,
attended the event.
The company's R&D center employees 330 scientists, researchers
and engineers and specializes in research of high-performance materials,
as well as renewable energy and technologies to promote energy efficiency
The expansion of the R&D center provides an additional 60,000
square feet of laboratory, office and meeting space in a custom-built
facility that has been designed to promote innovation and collaboration
between research teams. When it is inspected later this year, the
completed structure is expected to attain a Gold Rating in the U.S.
Green Building Council's LEED® program.
The expansion features many of Saint-Gobain's own energy-efficient
building products, including the window glass.
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