Video: Employees React to KLA’s Second Headquarters in Ann Arbor

Dec 9, 2021

KLA’s second U.S. headquarters has officially opened in Ann Arbor, Michigan. To celebrate, employees, executives and local officials, such as Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, were able to tour the new campus and learn about KLA’s journey in Michigan.

Nestled within a forest, the new KLA Ann Arbor campus showcases an ultramodern and environmentally sustainable design. Measures were taken during the building process to protect the forest and natural beauty that surrounds the site, which many employees look forward to enjoying during their breaks.

Aside from the breathtaking views, the new 230,000 square foot headquarters features:

  • Fitness center
  • Café and coffee shop
  • Woodland walking trail
  • Outdoor patio
  • Large green roof
  • EV charging stations
  • 51,000 square feet of clean room space

With more than 390 hires in the region and 200 open positions, KLA’s Ann Arbor community is rapidly expanding. We recorded some of our employees’ reactions to the new campus in a video shown in this post.

Employees Celebrate KLA’s Second Headquarters

The first week of November, employees toured the new KLA Ann Arbor campus. Participants were able to sign up for a guided tour to see the new workspace for the first time.

“It’s so breathtaking. I can’t wait to go back to the office! I think it’s going to be very inspiring when you’re working and you can look at nature.” – Chris Okoiruele, KLA employee

Following the tour, KLA Ann Arbor employees were able to jump into a photobooth, use their hands to paint an art mural and collect KLA-themed gifts.

KLA Ann Arbor Employees Share Their Thoughts

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Rounds Off Celebrations

Later that week on Nov. 5, a select group of local stakeholders, government officials, KLA executives and employees attended the ribbon cutting ceremony for KLA’s second headquarters. Featured speakers included Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer, KLA President and CEO Rick Wallace and KLA Ann Arbor Site Lead and Global ESG Leader John McLaughlin.

“We’re a pretty well-kept secret. I think we’re an amazing company that’s done some incredible things because of the talent that we have. This is a milestone, but it is not the end. This is the beginning.” – KLA President and CEO Rick Wallace

Join KLA in Ann Arbor

If you like what you’ve seen of KLA’s second U.S. headquarters, and aren’t already working with us, it’s never been a better time to join. We have open positions in multiple departments and look forward to advancing humanity with people just like you.


Tags: Ann Arbor, Careers, Location Spotlight

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