Kennametal has expanded its presence in Pittsburgh.
Kennametal has expanded its presence in Pittsburgh.

Kennametal has announced plans to relocate its world headquarters to an urban location as part of a new global strategy.

The company plans to reposition the company for growth in global markets, recruit new talent and strengthen partnerships with leading universities.  

It has expanded its presence in Pittsburgh, and will move its corporate leadership team to the US Steel Tower in the same city while maintaining a presence at its current headquarters in Latrobe, Pennsylvania.

‘An urban location puts Kennametal in closer proximity to major universities, public transportation and the airport, while presenting us with new opportunities to innovate, grow and recruit new talent,’ said Kennametal chairman of the board Bill Newlin. ‘The company believes that with cooperation of Pittsburgh city, county and state officials an agreement for a new building in Pittsburgh is realistic.’

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