Clark-based Turtle, one of the nation’s largest privately held industrial and electrical distributors, on Thursday announced it opened its new global headquarters in Clark. The new location was designed for the “radical collaboration” that is a brand value of the 100-year-old company as it embarks on its second century of innovation. The company has a deep commitment to the state and has been proudly headquartered here for nearly 50 years.
Turtle has established a unique marketplace role of architecting customer solutions in concert with its broad portfolio of suppliers, from respected manufacturers to emerging leaders in energy efficiency. Key to Turtle’s success has been pursuing a net-carbon-zero future for itself, as is its emphasis on continuous learning. Turtle executives said the new headquarters enables fluid meeting, presenting and relaxing spaces to encourage creativity and forge strong relationships.
Located at 100 Walnut Ave., Turtle will occupy the majority of the fourth floor with an efficient use of 27,000 square feet and offer parking access. In addition to private conference and meeting rooms, the new headquarters offers flexible “huddle” spaces, a wellness center, fully appointed kitchen, coffee and luncheon area and a game room complete with a high-tech golf simulator.
“We are thrilled to open our doors to our customers, suppliers and talented teams at this dynamic new space where people will want to gather and collaborate. Turtle is proud to usher in a refreshing environment where we will build opportunities together,” Jayne Millard, Turtle’s executive chairman of the board and fourth-generation business owner, said.
At a time when traditional office space is under pressure, Turtle’s headquarters will reflect its brand mission, “Rethinking Energy. Advancing Tomorrow.” Not only will the space incorporate electrical efficiency systems, but its open architecture spaces will also encourage mentoring and support a variety of work schedules depending on the travel and personal needs of the close to 200 employees who work there.
“One of Turtle’s greatest assets are our employees who develop our best ideas. Our new headquarters is built to ensure that this remarkable culture of teamwork and collaboration will continue to grow with us for years to come,” Kathleen Shanahan, Turtle’s CEO said.