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October 2, 2018 at 11:00 AM EDT

McCormick & Company Enters Its Next Chapter, Opens New Global Headquarters

The completely renovated 350,000 square foot building pays tribute to McCormick's 129-year legacy and exemplifies the company's flavor leadership, with an emphasis on innovation and collaboration
 

HUNT VALLEY, Md., Oct. 2, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- McCormick & Company, Incorporated (NYSE: MKC), a global leader in flavor, today opened its new global headquarters in Hunt Valley, Md. The state-of-the-art headquarters brings together 1,000 employees previously located across four different office buildings. McCormick Chairman, President and CEO Lawrence Kurzius was joined by employees, retired McCormick executives, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan, Jr., Baltimore County Executive Don Mohler, and local government and community leaders for the official ribbon cutting.

"Our move to one global headquarters is a transformative step for McCormick – it exemplifies our continued commitment to the Baltimore region and the future of our truly global company," Kurzius said. "Our new location fosters greater collaboration and innovation, while also enhancing McCormick's sustainability, improving employee health and wellness and bringing our passion for flavor to life. We are thrilled to be in this new space and I look forward to the great work we'll do here together."

Designed to maximize employee flexibility, the new campus-like global headquarters features:

  • Open floor plans with a wide variety of workspaces, huddle rooms, think tanks and collaboration spaces that provide employees with the ability to choose the environment that best suits their needs and preferences
  • State-of-the-art test kitchens for product development and flavor innovation
  • A brand-new employee café that showcases McCormick's many global brands and culinary innovations
  • A gourmet coffee bar, as well as pantries at the center of each floor, which serve as hubs for employee connection
  • Onsite culinary education, incorporating high-end cooking equipment and an extensive curriculum

The LEED Gold designed building also reflects McCormick's commitment to sustainability. The construction incorporated locally-sourced, reclaimed wood and the building features an indoor green roof with native Maryland plantings. All furniture in the building is non-toxic, chemical-free, and largely comprised of recycled material. McCormick also seeks to promote composting throughout the building by only providing compostable serve ware to employees and implementing an advanced waste management system.

The building was developed and renovated by Greenfield Partners, LLC with exterior design by Studios Architecture; Gilbane was the general contractor for the project; CBRE provided engineering and architectural support; interiors were designed by IA Interior Architects; TB&C assisted with branding. McCormick is leasing the building from Greenfield.

Photos accompanying this announcement are available at: https://www.mccormickcorporation.com/en/news-center/brand-assets

About McCormick

McCormick & Company, Incorporated is a global leader in flavor. With $4.8 billion in annual sales, the company manufactures, markets and distributes spices, seasoning mixes, condiments and other flavorful products to the entire food industry – retail outlets, food manufacturers and foodservice businesses.  Every day, no matter where or what you eat, you can enjoy food flavored by McCormick.  McCormick Brings the Joy of Flavor to Life™.

For more information, visit www.mccormickcorporation.com.

For information contact:

Corporate Communications:  
Lori Robinson (410) 527-6004 or lori_robinson@mccormick.com

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