Linde Americas, a member of the industrial gas and engineering company The Linde Group, has announced it is moving its US headquarters for North and South America.

The headquarters will stay in the state of New Jersey but will move from Murray Hill and New Providence to a new facility at the Somerset Corporate Centre in Bridgewater.

The corporation has maintained a presence in Murray Hill since the 1940’s and made the conscious decision to keep the company within New Jersey, mainly citing the state’s pro-business government policies and commitment to public-private partnership for economic success as reasons.

Pat Murphy, President of Linde Americas, outlined, “We want to provide our employees with a state-of-the-art work environment. Over the years, we have made substantial investments and have expanded our presence in [Murray Hill]. After an exhaustive study, however, we concluded that Linde now requires a new office space solution to meet current and future needs.”

“The new facility in Bridgewater offers a more modern and appropriately sized work environment that will enable Linde to remain in New Jersey, close to the epicenter of where our employees currently live.”

An estimated 450 employees will relocate to the Bridgewater outfit at the beginning of the summer, but employees representing some of Linde’s teams, namely the application technology team, will remain in Murray Hill for the next two years.