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HOUSTON -- ExxonMobil is growing bigger in Texas to accommodate additional employees from the immediate area and from company sites in Virginia and Ohio.
The oil company has revealed it will expand the size of its campus currently under construction in Houston to make room for the additional staff coning from Fairfax, Va., and Akron, Ohio. The affected companies include the Fairfax offices of ExxonMobil's Refining and Supply Co.; ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co.; and ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing Co. Also making the move are the Akron-based employees of ExxonMobil Chemical Co.; and select positions from ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Co. and ExxonMobil Chemical Co. now located at the Baytown refinery complex outside of Houston.
"Including additional employees on the new campus will provide even more opportunities for collaboration and innovation, supporting ExxonMobil's mission of delivering energy to meet growing global needs," said Bryan Milton, president of ExxonMobil Global Services Co.
Construction on the new campus began in 2011, with early site work including the construction of access roads and bridges, central utilities, computer support and parking facilities. At build out, the campus will consist of multiple low-rise office buildings, laboratory, conference and training centers, and facilities such as child care, a wellness center and other employee amenities.
The campus is located on a 385-acre wooded site on company-owned land near the intersection of I-45 and the Hardy Toll Road. It will accommodate approximately 10,000 employees, and is being constructed to high standards of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship.
Employees will move to the campus in phases as the buildings are constructed, beginning in early 2014. Full occupancy for employees is expected by 2015.