Classification society ABS on Tuesday held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to formally open its new global headquarters in Spring, Texas.
“This is a significant milestone in our 157-year history and reaffirms our commitment to provide industry-leading safety and practical technology solutions for marine and offshore industry challenges,” said ABS Chairman, President and CEO, Christopher J. Wiernicki.
“A five-year journey that started as an idea has now culminated in a building reflecting our leadership position and our continued vision for growth. Our building provides open and inviting spaces where we gather with industry partners to collaborate and engage in advancing innovation to directly support our safety mission,” Wiernicki added.
The state-of-the-art global headquarters is a 10-story, 326,800-sq-ft building housing employees from ABS and its affiliated companies.
Notable, the building is home to the ABS cyber and digital laboratories. These technology acceleration centers bring together employees, clients, industry and academia to develop, test and apply smart technology solutions.