Nautilus International Holding Corp., along with its subsidiaries Metro Ports, Metro Cruise Services, Metro Shore Services and Metro Risk Management, is moving from its Wilmington, Calif., headquarters of more than 91 years into a new 40,000 square-foot building on 2.57 acres in Douglas Park in Long Beach, Calif.
The purchase agreement was executed on August 18. Groundbreaking for the new building, located on the northeast corner of Worsham Avenue and Cover Street, will occur late September/early October, with an expected December 2015 completion date. Approximately 80 personnel, with the capacity to exceed 120, will be stationed in the new location.
Nautilus is proud that the new building will satisfy the California Green Building Standards Code. The building will be LEED Certified (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), with 168 parking spaces, which will include eight electric vehicles charging stations. The parking area will encompass a carport structure, utilizing solar panels as the cover, which, in turn, will be utilized to power the building. The developer is Long Beach-based Urbana Development, LLC. Nautilus COO Michael Giove explained the reasons for the move.
“Having recently finalized negotiations for a 20-year operating agreement with the Port of Long Beach, moving to the City of Long Beach is a concrete demonstration of our nine-decade relationship with both the city and port,” Giove said. “We will be in closer proximity to our valued Long Beach operations and within 1.5 miles of the current port offices as well.”