Jan 9, 2013

In 2015, Converse is picking up and moving their headquarters.

I hope they’re wearing comfortable shoes.

The Nike subsidiary which was purchased by Nike in 2003, announced on Tuesday that they will be moving their corporate headquarters from North Andover to Boston in April of 2015. Converse’s new company headquarters will be a part of Boston’s Lovejoy Wharf project, and is a part of Converse’s long-term commitment to growth within the state of Massachusetts,

“Converse was founded a few miles outside of Boston more than 100 years ago and we are honored to be part of this thriving business community and the city’s well known cultural hub of innovation and creativity,” said Jim Calhoun, President and CEO of Converse. “We are thrilled to establish our new home in Boston and look forward to growing with the city in the years to come.”

The company’s new office space will be developed by Related Companies and The Beal Companies who are working in tandem on the Lovejoy Wharf revitalization project at the North End area of the City of Boston. Representatives from Converse, Related Companies and The Beal Companies were present for Tuesday’s announcement, along with Mayor Thomas Menino,

“We are proud that a first class company like Converse is making a first class city like Boston its new home. Thanks to the unparalleled leadership of Mayor Menino the City of Boston continues to distinguish itself as the premier place to live and work,” said Peter Spellios, a Senior Vice President of The Beal Companies.

Converse has seen a significant upswing in revenue since being acquired by Nike in 2003, bringing in more than $1 billion in sales last year alone.

(via Nike Press Release)

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