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Old 03-24-2012, 11:55 AM
 
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Rents are trending up Downtown, but of course building your own campus will be costly as well. Again this is purely a generic comment, but a lot of time this sort of thing is a way of taking rental costs and shifting them either to another accounting category and/or to employees in the form of transportation costs.
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Old 03-24-2012, 02:42 PM
 
Location: Marshall-Shadeland, Pittsburgh, PA
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I don't have this sort of within the city vs suburbs hangup that some have, and neither do they.
Being a relative newbie to the region I had to look up Findlay Township on a map to see it is out past the airport. Given how heinously congested I've heard the Parkway West commutes are anymore I wouldn't be surprised if some of USX's executives who currently reside in the city proper (probably largely the East End) packed their bags and moved to the Robinson/Moon/Findlay area to be closer to this new campus, dealing a big blow to the city while suburban housing developers laughed all the way to the bank.

Living in the East End myself I had no interest in looking for a new job in a place like Cranberry Township or Moon Township. What is the "advantage" to living in the city if you have to reverse-commute 40 minutes each way to work in the suburbs? People move to the city so they can be close to everything. If my current employer relocated to one of those areas I would also be forced to relocate nearer to their new "campus" OR find a different job nearer to my established home.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:28 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh area
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The airport (well, the terminal entrance anyway, not perhaps the entire airport property) is in Findlay. The property in question is I believe just before you get to the airport, the last exit on I-376 before the airport when you're heading there from the city. Another company that has their HQ right around there is Dick's Sporting Goods (at least I think that's where it still is).

An interesting study would be what did all the Westinghouse people do? There's a few thousand person and growing outfit that moved from Monroeville to Cranberry. That's not a big enough move to be relocation. So you think all the engineers and support staff moved to Cranberry? I don't really know, but it would be an interesting thing to try to find out. I'm guessing there's a mix of moves and non-moves. Imagine how many of those folks though probably already lived east of Monroeville in Murrysville, which would be a long commute to Cranberry, about the 40 minutes or so that you cited, at least.
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Old 03-25-2012, 01:41 AM
 
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Maybe the new owners of the USS Tower jacked up the renewal rates for US Steel? Maybe US Steel's statement in the article was a form of a negotiation tactic whereas threaten to move and hoping the owners want you back enough that they will reduce their asking price. Who knows? We shall see..

My brother in law works for Westinghouse and he commutes in a carpool to Cranberry. They rotate driving their cars. My brother in law and sister bought a house in Greensburg after the Westinghouse move to Cranberry, so it wasn't big of an issue for them.

John Surma, the CEO of US Steel, lives in Upper St. Clair I believe. I think some of the other executives live around the Cranberry area.
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Old 05-17-2012, 09:20 PM
 
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I see this is a rather old dated posting,but story around here in Houston
Texas area is that representatives of US Steel have researched building lease
space large enough to totality relocate their corporate offices to Houston.

The formally known building, (Anadarko Petroleum ) is what appealed to fit
The needs for a full relocation for US Steel.

This all is a buzz topic of local realtors,lease brokers and some local USSteel employees.
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:05 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
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I see this is a rather old dated posting,but story around here in Houston
Texas area is that representatives of US Steel have researched building lease
space large enough to totality relocate their corporate offices to Houston.

The formally known building, (Anadarko Petroleum ) is what appealed to fit
The needs for a full relocation for US Steel.

This all is a buzz topic of local realtors,lease brokers and some local USSteel employees.

That's very interesting, thank you for your input!
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:35 AM
 
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I see this is a rather old dated posting,but story around here in Houston
Texas area is that representatives of US Steel have researched building lease
space large enough to totality relocate their corporate offices to Houston.

The formally known building, (Anadarko Petroleum ) is what appealed to fit
The needs for a full relocation for US Steel.

This all is a buzz topic of local realtors,lease brokers and some local USSteel employees.
This is interesting information, thank you for sharing..

If true it is not all that surprising given how much US Steel works with the oil and gas industry from their Tubular division, but I just can't see them leaving the Pittsburgh area.
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Old 05-18-2012, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Pittsburgh
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I see this is a rather old dated posting,but story around here in Houston
Texas area is that representatives of US Steel have researched building lease
space large enough to totality relocate their corporate offices to Houston.

The formally known building, (Anadarko Petroleum ) is what appealed to fit
The needs for a full relocation for US Steel.

This all is a buzz topic of local realtors,lease brokers and some local USSteel employees.
I can't say it would surprise me, honestly. It could be all just talk, BUT...how does a company pull-off such a massive move? I, for one, wouldn't move for work. My family and friends are my top priority in life and always will be. I'll be interested to see how this all plays out.

I had two potential jobs with USS, years apart. Both times, a different company jumped first and I accepted the job elsewhere. Looks like that may have been a blessing in disguise. Either way, even if they simply relocate to Findlay, I have no interest in driving the Parkway West daily.
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Old 05-18-2012, 03:30 PM
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Location: Pittsburgh
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I see this is a rather old dated posting,but story around here in Houston
Texas area is that representatives of US Steel have researched building lease
space large enough to totality relocate their corporate offices to Houston.

The formally known building, (Anadarko Petroleum ) is what appealed to fit
The needs for a full relocation for US Steel.

This all is a buzz topic of local realtors,lease brokers and some local USSteel employees.
They are VERY business friendly down that way. The deal is probably more done than we know. Bye, bye USX.

Thanks for the heads up. I was wondering where they would end up. Texas is sucking them up these days.
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Old 05-18-2012, 04:11 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh (via Chicago, via Pittsburgh)
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They are VERY business friendly down that way. The deal is probably more done than we know. Bye, bye USX.

Thanks for the heads up. I was wondering where they would end up. Texas is sucking them up these days.
yep..specifically Houston
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