Monday, October 20, 2014

International toolmaking firm moving headquarters to Plano from Tulsa


Hilti is moving its offices into the new Legacy Tower in West Plano. (Steve Brown)
A Tulsa company that’s the U.S. subsidiary of an international tool firm is moving its headquarters to Plano.
Hilti North America said Tuesday that it will relocate 250 jobs Texas.
“Moving the corporate headquarters to the Dallas Metroplex puts us in the middle of a top five construction market and gives us greater access to a much larger talent pool as we expand our business over the next decade,” Cary Evert, Hilti North America President and CEO, said in a statement.
The relocation is expected to be completed by next summer.
The offices will be located in the new Legacy Tower under construction on the Dallas North Tollway at Legacy Drive. HIlti has leased two floors in the building.
Trammell Crow Co. and Principal Real Estate Partners are building the high-rise.
The City of Plano said that Hilti looked at 18 major U.S. cities before picking its location.
Hilti also plans to relocate its test lab and repair service and distribution centers to another building in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.
The company will keep more than 400 workers in Tulsa.
Hilti has had its North American head office in Tulsa since 1979 when it moved from New England.
Hilti was started in Liechtenstein in 1941 and has Almost 20,000 employees in more than 120 countries.
The company makes a wide variety of construction and building tools.