Starkist has officially opened the doors to its new global headquarters and administrative offices in Reston, Virginia, U.S.A. on Wednesday, 5 April.
Starkist announced in May 2021 it would be moving its corporate headquarters from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, U.S.A. to Reston.
"Starkist is proud to make Reston our official global headquarters. I believe the move to Virginia will provide an outstanding work environment for our employees, as well as an opportunity to expand the Starkist business in the years ahead,” Starkist President and CEO Andrew Choe said in a press release.
Choe thanked Virginia Governor Glenn Youngkin, the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, the Fairfax County Economic Development Authority, the Virginia Chamber of Commerce, and the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce for their “ongoing support throughout this process.”
"Relocating the headquarters was a complex decision, and we appreciate the vote of confidence in our business climate to help the company grow and thrive,” Fairfax County Economic Development Authority President and CEO Victor Hoskins said. “I also want to thank the company for the professional, organized, and collaborative way it approached this decision. It was a pleasure to work with them.”
Starkist was founded in California and had its head office there until 1994. It then moved to Covington, Kentucky, followed by its relocation to Pittsburgh in 2000.
Starkist’s new building, at 1875 Explorer Street, has room for more than 70 employees.
The office features a custom Charlie the Tuna mural by artist and Charlie the Tuna historian, Joe Wos, as well as an open and contemporary floor plan, a collaborate and creative space, a large employee lounge, and a 28-seat boardroom.
StarKist has joined the Virginia Chamber of Commerce and the Greater Reston Chamber of Commerce. The supplier will conduct a community distribution event with Feed the Children and Cornerstones, based in Reston, to provide food and hygienic items to 400 families at risk of being food-insecure in coming months.
Photo courtesy of Starkist