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Chicago manufacturing jobs pour in, courtesty of Method

Posted on July 16, 2013

Method is installing it’s first U.S. manufacturing facility in Chicago, a move that will create many Chicago manufacturing jobs.

Method will open a flagship manufacturing facility in the Pullman neighborhood on Chicago’s south side. The new space which will bring about 100 manufacturing jobs to Chicago.

The facility will be located near the intersection of East 111th Street and South Doty Avenue in Pullman Park. Method expects to break ground in November 2013, and be fully up and running by early 2015.

Method, one of the fastest growing private companies in the nation, creates naturally derived home, fabric and personal care products. Committed to designing innovative, safe, environmentally conscious products, Method is a certified B Corporation, with social and environmental change a company objective. In 2012, Method became the world’s largest green cleaning company after its acquisition by Ecover. The company is going to seek LEED certification for the building, which will be designed to be an environmentally friendly facility.

Pullman is one of the neighborhoods in Mayor Emanuel’s Chicago Neighborhoods Now program, which works to drive investment to targeted areas around the city. Tens of millions have been invested in roads, parks, streets, and more in the Pullman neighborhood.

“I am thrilled Method has chosen the Pullman neighborhood for their new facility,” said 9th ward Alderman Anthony Beale. “Pullman is currently undergoing a process of restoration; Method’s arrival will certainly continue the neighborhood’s revival, spurring economic growth as their facility becomes an engine of development and a community attraction.”

“The opportunity to build our first manufacturing plant in Chicago marks a milestone in Method’s journey of aligning our interests as a business with the interests of society and the environment. The Pullman neighborhood of Chicago not only has a rich industrial heritage that serves as a fitting backdrop to an inspiring new model for urban renewal and sustainable manufacturing, there is a strong spirit and work ethic among this community,” stated Adam Lowry, Co-Founder and Chief Greenskeeper of Method. “As a native of the Great Lakes region, I’m particularly grateful to be returning to the Midwest to help create manufacturing jobs and green-collar jobs in Chicago that will help build strong, prosperous communities.