Aviagen, the world’s leading poultry breeding company, plans to move its world headquarters from its current location in Huntsville, Alabama, to a 27,000-square-foot office building in Huntsville. Aviagen will officially open the new headquarters with a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 12.

The move to new offices will enable Aviagen’s corporate staff to continue to grow as the company expands worldwide, and offers more flexibility for customer visits and meetings. The new headquarters is approximately 42 percent larger than Aviagen’s current offices. Aviagen moved into its current facility 20 years ago when the company employed approximately 1,000 people. Today, Aviagen has more than 3,600 employees worldwide. The new building has more conference and meeting room space, which will enable Aviagen to host multiple and larger customer visits to its headquarters.

The new building also boasts a modern fiber based network infrastructure, with faster internet connections, essential for day-to-day business transactions and to serve a geographically dispersed workforce. The new location is closer to Huntsville International Airport, as well as hotels, additional offsite meeting spaces, and a variety of restaurants, making it convenient to host customers and partners.

“As demand for Aviagen brands increases and as we expand our footprint worldwide, we’ve found ourselves outgrowing our previous headquarters and needing more space to accommodate our needs today and years from now,” said Kevin McDaniel, President at Aviagen North America. “This is a perfect time for us to make this move, as we had several options available to us within the Huntsville commercial real estate market. The result is a headquarters facility that allows us to operate more efficiently, host customers and partners more easily, and better tend to customer needs as they evolve.”