A story on BizMojoIdaho.com highlights the recent open house held inside Melaleuca’s new global headquarters. The new home office—an impressive structure easily seen and recognized by anyone travelling south of Idaho Falls in Interstate 15—was shown to members of the Greater Idaho Falls Chamber of Commerce and the media on March 16.
The event was hosted by Melaleuca CEO Frank VanderSloot and marked the official end of a two-year construction project. Employees’ family members were also invited to the new facility so they could see where their loved ones work.
The 350,000-square-foot facility sits on a 195-acre campus that also includes Melaleuca’s 150,000-square-foot distribution center, which was completed in 2007.
Until now, Melaleuca’s global headquarters for 23 years was the old Ziggy’s Hardware store in Idaho Falls. This is the first time Melaleuca has built a completely new structure to serve as its global headquarters. Traditionally, the $1.2 billion manufacturer of wellness products has gone the fiscally conservative route of procuring existing vacant buildings to serve as its home base.
The new home office was constructed by Idaho Falls general contractor Bateman-Hall, as well as 32 other Idaho subcontractors. While Melaleuca built this facility from the ground up, it was still completely paid for in cash. Melaleuca’s policy has always been to do business debt-free.
The facility features office space on four levels, a 400-person call center, 38 conference rooms, a 1,700-seat events center, a fitness center, a restaurant, audiovisual production studios, and state-of-the-art research and development labs.
The interior of the building was designed to be functional, warm and welcoming. Architectural highlights include a central grand staircase, extensive custom woodwork, two large stone fireplaces, and natural sunlight pouring through a three-story atrium.
Read the entire article on BizMojoIdaho.com here.