United Launch Alliance Moves to Panorama Park Business Park in Englewood, Colorado
Rocket launcher United Launch Alliance, a 50/50 joint venture between former rivals Lockheed Martin and the Boeing Co., will celebrate its fifth anniversary in December.
To better coordinate its work, ULA is moving its Colorado employees into a five-building campus in the Panorama Park Business Park near Dry Creek Road and Interstate 25.
“For the first time, we will be within 800 yards of each other,” Michael Gass, ULA’s chief executive, said. “I’ll be able to look out of my office and see everybody.”
Employees have been separated by 20 miles, with 1,100 moving from leased space at Lockheed’s Waterton Canyon facility and 600 moving from a nearby building.
The location next to I-25 may bring more attention to United Launch Alliance. To underscore ULA’s new high visibility, Gass is toying with the idea of having a rocket image projected onto the side of the building.
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GBP’s take: It’s a great opportunity for all parties when an organization such as ULA is able to move into an existing business park and take over several buildings and turn it into their own campus. This is a preferred way to utilize existing resources and is a step toward becoming more green because ULA chose not to build its own new campus. Also, although about half of the employees are moving from elsewhere in the Panorama Business Park, such consolidation makes meetings and logistics easier and will reduce their carbon footprint. Finally, we wonder if the park association will really allow the rocket image on the side of their building…