Hexagon’s Mining division has opened its North American headquarters in downtown Tucson, Arizona. The company moved from the city’s outskirts to the newly built and designed building at City Park, 40 East Congress Street. Over the next five years, it plans to add 120 jobs.
The five-story building includes open floor plans, a rooftop patio, restaurants and coffee shop. Hexagon’s top three floors are comprised of private offices, workspace banks, communal areas, a 400-person auditorium and sound-proof rooms for solo work.
On the fifth-floor is an Experience Center, which is an interactive showcase of life-of-mine solutions. Augmented reality, virtual reality, and truck cabin simulation are just some of the center’s features, which employ hands-on hardware and software to fully immerse visitors into the modern operation. The space includes a training center and event facility with full broadcast capabilities.
“Downtown Tucson is the ideal location for a North American headquarters of a global technology company,” said Mining Division President Josh Weiss. “It’s highly attractive for millennial talent from universities and abroad. Better yet, as a training center for customers, this location allows us to fully expose the rich possibilities of a smarter, safer, fully connected mine.”
Tucson Mayor Jonathan Rothschild said, “Bringing a tech company headquarters to a new downtown building is a double win for Tucson. Hexagon will be part of Tucson’s emerging downtown technology hub.”
Its move downtown coincides with the Mining division’s opening of a new state-of-the-art production and research facility near Tucson Airport. The facility will enable Hexagon to expand production capacity, improve product quality and enhance research capabilities.