Posted by Heidi Schwartz
Hilti North America announced it will relocate its Tulsa, OK-based North America Corporate Headquarters, Test Lab, and Repair Service and Distribution Centers to the Dallas-Fort Worth, TX metroplex. The current Tulsa facility will transition to the organization’s Operations Center in June 2015 when the move is complete.
As the fourth largest Metropolitan Statistical Area in the United States, relocating to the Metroplex places the company closer to a broader base of customers in the company’s core construction and civil and energy segments. The company also cited the benefit of having access to a larger pool of readily available talent and the ability to provide greater logistic and repair service coverage to customers. The 250 team members whose positions are slated to be moved will be offered relocation packages.
“Moving the Corporate Headquarters to the Dallas Metroplex puts us in the middle of a top five construction market and gives us greater access to a much larger talent pool as we expand our business over the next decade,” said Cary Evert, Hilti North America President and CEO. “What makes Hilti unique in our industry is our direct contact with customers and the ability to provide immediate access to outstanding products, services and software. With $26 billion in construction in Dallas, relocating our test lab, and repair service and distribution operations within the Metroplex strengthens our ability to enhance our coverage in this marketplace and throughout Texas,” said Evert.
The current Tulsa location will remain in place with 425 team members working from the company’s North America Operations Center. Team members supporting Hilti customers and the direct sales force throughout North America will comprise the company’s center of excellence. Key functions like customer service, credit, accounts payable and receivable along with training will remain in Tulsa.
“We have aggressive growth objectives through 2020. To meet these goals we are putting in place the structure and organizational set up to enable our future success,” stated Evert.