RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. – RTI international has purchased the headquarters building for the Research Triangle Foundation.

The Foundation is preparing to move into a new headquarters. RTI has leased space in the structure, known as the Robert M. Haines Memorial Building, since it opened in 1961.

RTI also purchased adjacent land. The building and acreage are located on the RTI main campus.

"Ownership of the Hanes building is a logical and strategic investment that will give us additional flexibility in planning our facilities for the future," said Jim Gibson, RTI’s chief financial officer.