Chicago Growing, Third Quarter 2016

SC Johnson and Mars Wrigley Confectionery add jobs in Chicago

Photo Credit: Diego Delso

Photo Credit: Diego Delso

This month, SC Johnson opened its North American regional headquarters in downtown Chicago. As a part of the move, approximately 175 employees will relocate from Racine, Wisconsin, to 550 W. Washington Chicago. The company, whose products include Glade, Pledge and Scrubbing Bubbles, has approximately 13,000 employees worldwide, including about 2,250 in the Racine area.

“We already had a lot of SC Johnson people commuting all the way up to Racine every day,” said SC Johnson Chief Executive Fisk Johnson. “…there’s an incredible wealth of talent in [Chicago] and we felt it could open up new horizons for our company.”

Similarly, this month Mars, Incorporated announced its intent to combine its Chocolate and Wrigley segments to create Mars Wrigley Confectionery. The global hub for the new Mars Wrigley Confectionery business, which has approximately 30,000 associates worldwide, will be in Chicago.

“With today’s announcement by Mars, Chicago is now home to the world’s largest confectionery company. Mars Wrigley Confectionery could not have chosen a better city to establish their global hub,” said Mayor Emanuel. “Thanks to recent headquarters relocations by companies like McDonald’s, Kraft Heinz, ConAgra and Oscar Mayer, Chicago is staying at the forefront of the global economy, the center of the food industry, and the leading edge of the culinary world. I look forward to a sweeter future for Chicagoans and consumers everywhere and welcome Mars Wrigley Confectionery to Chicago.”

SC Johnson and Mars, Inc. join a list of 61 companies that chose to expand or relocate in Chicago in the third quarter of 2016, illustrated in this month’s Chicago Growing:

Advocate Health Care Chicago Location
Akorn Chicago Location
Alltech Automotive Headquarters
Alzheimer’s Association Headquarters
Amazon Chicago Location
Amazon Chicago Location
ANCO Steel Chicago Location
Atlantic Transport Chicago Location
Beco Pets Chicago Location
BWAY Chicago Location
Centor North America Headquarters
Chandler Services Headquarters
Cherryman Industries Chicago Location
Citadel LLC Headquarters
CityBase Headquarters
D&W Fine Pack Chicago Location
Devanco Foods Headquarters
DHL Chicago Location
Digital Realty Chicago Location
Doheny Enterprises Headquarters
DOT Foods Chicago Location
EdgeConnex Chicago Location
Exel Chicago Location
FedEx Chicago Location
Flolo Headquarters
Georgia Nut Company Chicago Location
Georgia Pacific Chicago Location
Ghirardelli Chicago Location
Great Central Brewing Chicago Location
Ikea Chicago Location
Ikea Chicago Location
Illinois Industrial Tool Headquarters
Julian Electric Headquarters
Knipex Tools Chicago Location
Nexeo Solutions Chicago Location
Next Capital Headquarters
NPS Express Inc Headquarters
Old Irving Brewing Headquarters
On Tour Brewing Headquarters
Outdoor Interiors Headquarters
Pandora Media, Inc. Chicago Location
Peak 10 Chicago Location
Pilot Air Freight Chicago Location
Planes Companies Chicago Location
Quorn Foods Chicago Location
Reviva Logistics Chicago Location
Saia LTL Freight Chicago Location
Samsung Chicago Location
ShipBob Chicago Location
Stainless Sales Corp. Chicago Location
Surgical Care Affiliates Headquarters
ThermFlo Headquarters
Thrift Books Chicago Location
TreeHouse Foods Inc. Chicago Location
Two Brothers Brewing Company Chicago Location
United Business Mail Chicago Location
Vetter Pharma International USA Chicago Location
Video Equipment Rental Chicago Location
Wayfair Chicago Location
WEC Energy Groups Chicago Location
WeWork Chicago Location
Wilton Brands Chicago Location

*Refers to data (where disclosed) for new and expanding companies with a physical address in the 14-county Chicago region that meet Site Selection Magazine Conway Project Database criteria, and/or is a headquarters facility, and/or was assisted by World Business Chicago (WBC). WBC captures project information from media outlets, press releases, company websites, subscription services and WBC internal reporting; the quality of each record depends on the availability of data and resources to input and confirm information. Data is finalized in the first quarter of the following year to allow for the time lag in project reporting; year-to-date numbers are subject to revision.