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The North Carolina site will be home to Syngenta's North American Crop Protection headquarters and about 750 workers.

March 17, 2021

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Proposed Syngenta building elevation view.Photo provided by Syngenta

Syngenta will redevelop its North American Crop Protection headquarters at its current campus on Swing Road in Greensboro, N.C. 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 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,” said Vern Hawkins, president of Syngenta Crop Protection, LLC. “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.”

The redeveloped headquarters will include contemporary work and conference spaces, health, wellness and fitness centers, a cafeteria, auditorium, coffee areas, and other amenities, including a Customer Experience Center.

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

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The North Carolina Department of Commerce, Guilford County and the city of Greensboro have offered Syngenta incentives to reduce future tax liability and offset costs if commitments, including investment and employment, are met. Syngenta’s investment will be more than $68 million in real property improvements, furniture, fixtures and equipment.

“We are grateful for the support provided by many community members and leaders in the Greensboro area,” said Hawkins., adding that the company values the partnership with the community.

The community values Syngenta as well, the mayor said.

“For as long as I can remember, the Syngenta facility – once Ciba-Geigy – has stood at one of the main entrances to Greensboro, a showplace of our community’s agricultural science and technology abilities," said Nancy Vaughan, Greensboro mayor. "Simply put, the company and its employees are an essential part of the fabric that makes this community so special. My fellow City Council members and I placed the highest priority on making sure these jobs remained here, and we are so thrilled that Syngenta has decided to build its new state-of-the-art office and research facility here."

In early January 2020, Syngenta announced it had engaged in a comprehensive assessment of its facilities on Swing Road. The large campus, with 17 structures, was established in the mid-1960’s and was later acquired by a Syngenta legacy company, Ciba-Geigy. Syngenta was formed in 2000 and this site has remained one of the company’s major workplaces in the U.S. Due to the age of the buildings and ongoing repairs and renovations required to maintain an optimal and safe work environment, the company explored options for the future, which included a comprehensive assessment of the company’s future needs and multiple site options in North Carolina and other states.

Source: Syngenta, which is solely responsible for the information provided and is wholly owned by the source. Informa Business Media and all its subsidiaries are not responsible for any of the content contained in this information asset. 

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