Cemex Moves its US Headquarters1.15.17
“If you build it, they will come” so the saying goes. Cemex, a Mexican multinational building materials company, is moving into its new US headquarters in western Houston. The new location reflects the company’s bright outlook.
CEMEX S.A.B. de C.V, also known as Cemex, is not physically moving its US headquarters far at all. Cemex will be vacating 42,000 square feet of space at the Memorial Hermann Tower at 929 Gessner Road. Its new location at 10100 Katy Freeway is hardly 1,500 feet from its existing space. In other words, it is moving from just south of Interstate 10 to a location just north of Interstate 10 on the westbound (northern) service road. But the company is moving to a new and inspiring space with an aesthetic one might expect to find at a high-flying tech company. Indeed, the new space reflects a vision of good things to come for Cemex, which is now celebrating more than 110 years of history.
The new offices consist of 80,000 square feet in a MetroNational-developed building totaling 240,000 square feet. The company’s new Houston office displays cement fixtures, cement furniture, handlebars of a prominent spiral staircase made from Cemex’s rebar products, and more. The majority of the space consists not of carpeted floor, but rather of smooth exposed cement. The company’s choice of aesthetic was not coincidental. Rather, it is a bold statement by the company made “in stone and concrete,” says Ed Prins, director of real estate, “to show the versatility of the product.”
Cemex will be moving 160 employees into the new space, which is designed to accommodate up to 200 employees. The company has benefited from certain cost-savings during the move, which come at the expense of other less fortunate companies. Cemex is taking advantage by buying refurbished furniture, which was purchased mainly by oil & gas companies that had expansion plans that did not materialize.
Cemex’s choice to move into a new headquarters is proof positive that the building materials company is bullish on its future in Houston and in the US. Many international and global businesses have chosen to lay their roots in H-Town, as it is a business-friendly metropolis. We have discussed the city of Houston’s industrial diversity in a previous posts. For those who are in flux while looking to buy or sell a home, are relocating, or coming to visit for an extended stay, corporate housing is an excellent alternative to hotels.
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