Dedication held for new Valvoline headquarters in Lexington
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Valvoline made a major announcement in Lexington on Thursday. It unveiled a $34 million building which will serve as the new world headquarters for the 151-year-old corporation.
The building which is 162,400 square foot and four floors will hold more than 600 employees. It also includes a fitness center and cafeteria.
The project took 18 months to complete. The dedication of this building comes the day before Valvoline and its former parent company, Ashland, will officially separate.
Governor Matt Bevin, the CEO of Valvoline, and Congressman Andy Barr all spoke on the importance of the world headquarters being located in Lexington and its benefit for the state.
"Yes, it's great for Lexington, it's great for Valvoline as a company," Congressman Andy Barr said. "It will also help the governor and the mayor, and everyone here, attract other headquarters because of this beautiful facility."
There is a community celebration set for Saturday, May 13th from 8:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. in front of the new building. People can get a tour of the new facility. The public will be able to purchase office furniture and memorabilia from the old building. All proceeds will go to Habitat for Humanity.
Mayor Jim Gray designated May 11 as Valvoline Day.