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WHQ News: Amway Building Two archived, artifacts being preserved

WHQ News: Building Two Archived

It was one of the first buildings on Amway’s now sprawling corporate campus in Ada, Michigan, USA. Known for the past 60 years simply as Amway's Building Two, it served as the original executive office building for Amway co-founders Jay Van Andel and Rich DeVos.

Today, decades after Rich and Jay moved to a new executive center to the west, Amway is seeking to preserve artifacts from the business’ early days through some of Building two’s most iconic items, while also advancing its long-held dedication to environmental stewardship. Chris Koops with WHQ News has a look.

Ada, Michigan — It was one of the first buildings on Amway’s now sprawling corporate campus in Ada, Michigan, USA. Known for the past 60 years simply as Amway’s Building Two, it served as the original executive office building for Amway co-founders Jay Van Andel and Rich DeVos.

Today, decades after Rich and Jay moved to a new executive center to the west, Amway is seeking to preserve artifacts from the business’ early days through some of Building two’s most iconic items, while also advancing its long-held dedication to environmental stewardship.

Building Two made a bold statement for Rich and Jay, with offices next to each other. Evening meetings were held there and wives Betty and Helen would make dinner to have there as well.

As buildings were added to the complex, Building Two remained the highlight until executive offices were moved more than 40 years ago.

The future of Amway’s Building Two “artifacts” has yet to be determined. They could be displayed in the company’s visitor’s center as a recreation of the original office space but final plans have not been decided on.

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