Hain Celestial to expand HQ


MELVILLE, N.Y. — A natural and organic products company is set to expand its international corporate headquarters.

Hain Celestial, known for such brands as Celestial Seasonings, Earth's Best, Almond Dream and Alba Botanica, said it has committed to investing $10 million as part of its office relocation and expansion of its operations. The company has leased new office space in Lake Success, N.Y., where it plans to relocate its existing 250 Long Island-based employees and create more than 100 new jobs over the next 10 years. As part of the relocation, Hain Celestial will lease and make capital improvements to an 86,000 sq.-ft. facility. What's more, the expansion of the Hain Celestial's operations include building a research and development center to facilitate product innovation for many of its brands.

"As a proud resident New Yorker, I am pleased to be increasing our commitment to the region with the expansion of our international corporate headquarters complete with state-of-the art sustainable features," Hain Celestial founder, president and CEO Irwin Simon said. "The design and layout of our new facility will provide us with a nurturing environment to foster the next level of growth for the Company. Our new in-house research and development capability will create products that will be sold all over the world. Additionally, our commitment to innovative natural and organic products that consumers are increasingly seeking out should benefit our employees, customers, consumers and shareholders, as well as providing New York State and Nassau County with a stable employer and employee base committed to a greater good as we all recognize the benefit of maintaining 'A Healthy Way of Life.'"

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