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Adobe christens building with co-founder, Utah native son Warnock

Published December 7, 2012 9:23 pm

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Adobe Systems Inc. celebrated the opening of its $107 million building at Lehi Friday.

Utah political figures attended the event, along with Adobe CEO Shantanu Narayen and John Warnock and Chuck Geschke, the co-founders and co-chairmen of the company they founded in 1982.

Warnock is a Utah native. He graduated with a doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of Utah in 1969.

Today, California-based Adobe is one of the largest software companies in the world, with about 10,000 employees. It reported $4.2 billion in revenue in its fiscal 2011.

Adobe bought Utah-based Omniture Inc. 2009 and has since expanded its workforce and built the new 280,000-square-foot building along Interstate 15 across from Thanksgiving Point in northern Utah County.

The company has space for two other structures on the 38-acre site, but construction depends on its continued growth.