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Label maker Avery Dennison to move headquarters to Glendale

July 31, 2013|By Roger Vincent
  • A factory worker uses an Avery fastener machine to attach price tickets and tags to garments.
A factory worker uses an Avery fastener machine to attach price tickets… (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles…)

Label maker Avery Dennison Corp. will move its headquarters from Pasadena to Glendale in a bid to consolidate staff and update its work space.

The Fortune 500 company makes self-adhesive labels used on a wide variety of consumer goods: beer and wine bottles, shampoo and personal care items, pharmaceuticals and food. It also makes labels and tags attached to clothing.

Avery Dennison sold its building at 150 N. Orange Grove Blvd. near Old Pasadena to developer Legacy Partners Commecial Inc. this year and has been renting the  100,000-square-foot building back from Legacy Partners.

The label maker will move to about 54,000 square feet at 207 Goode Ave. in Glendale early next year, spokesman David Frail said, because the Pasadena building completed in the early 1980s no longer meets its needs.

“Corporations operate and work very differently than they did 30 years ago, and we want our office space to reflect that,” Frail said. “The way we work today is much more interactive and collaborative. Our organizations are flatter these days.”

The Glendale space will accommodate about 250 employees. Among them will be about 100 workers now at an outpost in Brea that Avery Dennison no longer needs because it recently sold its office products division and a smaller specialty products business, Frail said.

Terms of Avenry Dennison’s lease with landlord Lincoln Property Co. in Glendale were not disclosed, but average monthly rent in the building is $2.50 a square foot, according to real estate data provider CoStar Group.

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roger.vincent@latimes.com

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