Before & After: Renovations on Babcock & Wilcox’s Relocated Headquarters are Complete

After announcing the relocation in 2018, the new Babcock & Wilcox headquarters are ready
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Company Name: Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:BW) (B&W)
Location: Akron
Industry Sector: Advanced Manufacturing
Company Profile: Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Babcock & Wilcox is a global leader in energy and environmental technologies and services for the power and industrial markets.
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  • Jobs Retained: 750
  • Capital Investment: $3,010,000

Company Need:

Babcock & Wilcox wanted to drive efficiency, become leaner, lower fixed overhead, and transition out of older, inefficient facilities. The company examined several locations to determine which facility could meet its long-term needs.


“The new Akron office will help us reduce our operating costs while also providing a dynamic, vibrant and exciting location for our employees to work and collaborate. It will also serve as an attractive location to help recruit new talent in the future.” - Leslie Kass, former president and CEO, Babcock & Wilcox

Why Ohio?

In September 2018, Babcock & Wilcox announced that it would relocate its headquarters from Charlotte, North Carolina, to Akron, Ohio, because it reduced operating costs and provides a rich talent pool.

Advanced manufacturing companies in Ohio such as Babcock & Wilcox consistently benefit from the state’s low-cost business environment, which sets up manufacturers for success. Ohio has a pro-manufacturing tax structure, including the lowest taxes in the Midwest for capital-intensive manufacturing, protecting the bottom line of companies like Babcock & Wilcox.

“As we work to serve a transforming global power industry, employees in our Ohio-based headquarters will continue to play a central role in the success of the company,” said Leslie Kass, former president and CEO, Babcock & Wilcox.

The company’s renovated facility is now complete. Check out the before and after comparison above.