STIHL Expands in Virginia Beach
STIHL, Inc., headquarters for U.S. operations of the worldwide STIHL Group, celebrated a new administration building and campus improvements during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Oct. 10 in Virginia Beach. The over $30 million project is part of the company’s continual investment in infrastructure in support of growing U.S. operations. The new 80,000-square-foot building brings together their sales and marketing, finance and controlling, legal and customer and technical service teams under one roof.
During the ribbon-cutting, members of the Stihl family and STIHL executive board from Andreas Stihl AG & Co. KG as well Virginia Beach Mayor Bobby Dyer, members of City Council and representatives from the region learned more about the new facility and campus improvements, including:
- A state-of-the-art training center for authorized STIHL dealers featuring an auditorium, training lab and outdoor demonstration area for hands-on product testing and training
- A chainsaw “helix” art installation, crafted out of more than 30 STIHL chainsaws dating back to 1936, representing their innovation
- Brand experience: STIHL concept store showcasing an ideal STIHL retail space
- An enhanced entryway at the main gate for improved traffic flow and security