By Nick Gilbert
Nationwide Insurance has opened a new state-of-the-art, green building in San Antonio. The new building is in Westover Hills and the ribbon-cutting ceremony was attended by Joe Straus, Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives; Ray Lopez, Councilman; and Sheryl Sculley, City Manager. The new facility will accommodate 2,000 total employees and the company has begun recruitment.
The San Antonio Campus
According to Mayor Julián Castro who attended the ground breaking last year expressed his excitement that project has been completed in such a short span and that the project is highly advantageous to the community being a LEED certified building. Economically, the project has retained the existing jobs and brought in scope for creating additional job opportunities in the area.
The San Antonio campus measures an area of 280,000 sq. ft and is situated near the intersection of SR 151 and Hyatt Resort Drive. It is the first commercial building received the Institute for Business & Home Safety’s FORTIFIED certification, which implies that it exceeds the standards for withstanding natural hazards like wildfires, hurricanes and windstorms. The building has also acquired the LEED certification from the U.S. Green Building Council for its environmental sustainability initiatives. The high tech café at the building offers a gamut of casual restaurant options, also enabling associates to order food via their smartphones that will also alert them when their food is ready. The building also features onsite health services, an outdoor sports court, a fitness center, and walking paths in landscaped courtyards. Flexible sit to stand workstations are provided in the new building.
The company has arranged for a job fair titled, “Come Get to Know Us” on 3 October from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.