On Oct. 25, McLaren Engineering Group, a full-service engineering firm with 10 offices nationwide, held a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate its expansion to a 57,000-square-foot Class A corporate office in Woodcliff Lake, N.J. With a current staff of 130, the firm’s new Bergen County location has capacity for over 250 professionals.
“We are excited about the growth opportunities for our firm in New Jersey and the expansion of our regional footprint,” said Malcolm McLaren, the company’s president and CEO. “Our new corporate office positions us for future growth while providing the platform to support our numerous New Jersey projects, including most recently the Wittpenn Bridge in Kearny and Caven Point Marine Terminal in Jersey City.”
Located at 530 Chestnut Ridge Road, McLaren’s new office is strategically positioned off the Garden State Parkway at exit 171, with easy access to NJ Transit rail and bus stations. In the coming months, McLaren is hiring several dozen professionals at Woodcliff Lake including engineers for entry level, project management and senior leadership roles, as well as administrative professionals in accounting, information technology, human resources and marketing.
“McLaren Engineering Group’s expansion in North Jersey shows that we have the talent to attract the jobs and businesses here,” said Congressman Josh Gottheimer (N.J.-5), who spoke at the event. “I will continue to do everything I can in Congress to boost innovative companies like McLaren to North Jersey by cutting taxes and red tape to help our economy thrive.”
McLaren’s additional work in the Garden State includes mixed use developments at 197 and 207 Van Vorst in Jersey City, the Pulaski Skyway bridge in Kearny, a recreational pier in Weehawken, automated signage at Newark Airport, wharf reconstruction at Port Newark and the Babbio Center at Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken. The firm has also worked to improve over 300 miles of coastline in the Port of New York and New Jersey.
“Bergen County welcomes McLaren; the firm’s high-quality work is evident in its many infrastructure projects throughout the region,” said Bergen County Executive Jim Tedesco. “McLaren will thrive in a county that offers an abundance of resources and fosters overall business growth.”
McLaren’s regional growth also continues through its New York City and Albany, N.Y. offices, as well as the firm’s marine services operations in Liberty Landing Marina in New Jersey.
“Our borough is a prime destination for business, and it’s wonderful to have a leading engineering firm join us. McLaren’s expansion has been exciting for the community, which also houses North American headquarters for BMW and Perillo Tours,” said Woodcliff Lake Mayor Carlos Rendo.
The event was hosted by regional leaders, including Gottheimer, Tedesco, Rendo and Montvale Township Mayor Mike Ghassali. Also in attendance were: Bergen County Division of Economic Development Director Joanne Cimiluca, Bergen County Freeholder Tracy Zur, Mahwah Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Sharon Rounds and Montvale Chamber of Commerce Co-President Scott Forman.