Rogers Corporation is moving its global headquarters from Killingly, Connecticut to Arizona.
A news release from the company says the headquarters will move to Chandler, Arizona. The process will take a year or two and it's not clear how many employees will be affected.
“Relocating our corporate headquarters to Arizona improves our access to the growing business and technology centers on the west coast,” Bruce D. Hoechner, president and CEO of Rogers, said in a statement.
A statement from the company says it considered characteristics of the Phoenix metropolitan market, including its business climate, university system and transportation infrastructure in its decision.
Rogers has been in Connecticut since the company was founded in 1832 and it employs several hundred people in the state in manufacturing and research and development positions and said those roles are not affected by the move.
The corporate headquarters in Arizona will employ around 70 corporate employees.
Rogers’ Elastomeric Materials Solutions business segment, which is headquartered in Connecticut, will also remain here, according to the company.
“Rogers, Connecticut will always be a place we call home and a strategic element of Rogers Corporation in the years ahead,” Hoechner said in a statement. “We have enjoyed a mutually beneficial relationship with the Connecticut communities in which we operate and we will continue to support community services in the area.”