EWMA Executive Vice President Michael Sylvester (left) and President Don Richardson — Courtesy: EWMA
By Joshua Burd
Environmental consulting firm EWMA is relocating its headquarters within Parsippany, its longtime home, as it looks to the future of the business and its workforce.
The employee-owned firm, which has been based in the town’s Lanidex Plaza for more than 20 years, expects its new space to be ready for occupancy in fall 2020. EWMA did not disclose the exact location of its new headquarters, but said the office will have modern technology, lounges and access to amenities.
“This brand new facility, now under construction, will help improve productivity, which will allow us to better serve our clients, plus create even more job opportunities,” said Michael Sylvester, executive vice president of EWMA. “Our modernized design supports enhanced workforce collaboration and teamwork, on all levels and across all departments.”
The remediation firm said remaining in Parsippany was an important factor in its decision.
“As the company begins its next chapter of expansion, we are looking forward to investing in the tremendously talented employees within the area. It is an exciting time for EWMA and our new facility will be a great place to work,” Sylvester said. “Our new space will allow our shared services and operating teams to better serve our employees, vendors and customers, and will help facilitate our next wave of growth.
“The goal of this new workspace is to support what employees want and need from a work environment, and for many of them, that’s tech to make their jobs simpler,” he added. “We took that to heart when selecting and designing a new headquarters.”
According to Don Richardson, EWMA’s president, the company chose to stay in the Parsippany area to continue its support of the greater Morris County business community. He also cited the practical benefits of being in the township, including its access to major highways, schools and retail and restaurant offerings.
“We’ve made a 20-plus-year commitment to Morris County’s economy, and to Parsippany in particular,” Richardson said, noting that EWMA is a longtime member of the Morris County Chamber of Commerce and regularly participates in fundraisers for local charities. “We are committed to the economic vitality of this area.
“We liked Parsippany for a long time because of its ease of access to other parts of the state, but as we grew, we began to see how much our employees appreciated being so close to practical amenities. The entire area continues to draw a diverse and talented workforce; it’s truly a gem of Morris County, and we are excited to continue growing our roots here for years to come.”