IRVING, Texas -- Exxon Mobil Corp. said that it will expand the size of its office campus under construction in Houston to accommodate additional employees moving from company locations in Fairfax, Va., and Akron, Ohio., as well as locally.
The affected companies include the Fairfax offices of ExxonMobil's Refining & Supply Co.; ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Co.; ExxonMobil Fuels, Lubricants & Specialties Marketing Co.; the Akron-based employees of ExxonMobil Chemical Co.; and select positions from ExxonMobil Research & Engineering Co. and ExxonMobil Chemical Co. now located at the Baytown refinery complex outside of Houston.
"Including additional employees on the new campus will provide even more opportunities for collaboration and innovation, supporting ExxonMobil's mission of delivering energy to meet growing global needs," said Bryan Milton, president of ExxonMobil Global Services Co.
The state-of-the-art campus will have multiple low-rise office buildings, laboratory, conference and training centers and facilities such as child care, a wellness center and other employee amenities.
The campus is located on a 385-acre wooded site on company-owned land near Interstate 45. It will accommodate approximately 10,000 employees, and the company is building it to high standards of energy efficiency and environmental stewardship, it said.
Construction of the ExxonMobil Houston campus began in 2011. Early site work includes the construction of access roads and bridges, central utilities, computer support and parking facilities.
Employees will move to the campus in phases as it finishes the building, beginning in early 2014. It expects full occupancy for employees by 2015.
In other company news, ExxonMobil launched a free app for iPad that houses the latest ExxonMobil news, blog posts, stock price, videos and publications.
The app also features an enhanced version of ExxonMobil's "Outlook for Energy: A View to 2040," which contains ExxonMobil's perspectives on energy supply, demand and technology trends over coming decades.
"Tablet devices create unique opportunities for people to engage with our company and learn more about how ExxonMobil provides the energy that helps support global economic and social progress," said Ken Cohen, vice president of public and government affairs at ExxonMobil. "The app will create new opportunities for sharing information on the key energy issues facing our nation and the world over coming decades."
For more information about the ExxonMobil app for iPad, visit www.exxonmobil.com/appforipad.
Irving, Texas-based ExxonMobil, the largest publicly traded international oil and gas company. It is the largest refiner and marketer of petroleum products, and its chemical company is one of the largest in the world.