Chicago adding new manufacturing plant on South Side

A new manufacturing facility will be opening up on Chicago's South Side. Method, which is known for making environmentally friendly cleaning products, hopes to add more than 100 employees to it's Chicago plant.

The facility, which will be located in Chicago's Pullman neighborhood, aims to be the first Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Platinum certified production plant in the consumer packaged goods industry. Drew Fraser, Method CEO, said in a statement this new space will revolutionize the industry.

"Building our world-class factory is an important evolution in our company's growth and we hope it serves as a model of what manufacturing and urban revitalization looks like in the 21st century," Fraser said. "We aim to show that sustainable business is better business by creating an advanced, flexible and cost-effective facility that will fuel both the growth of our business and the renewal of the Pullman area."

The new Method plant will also help the Chicago manufacturing industry grow, which it has been trying to do ever since it launched the Plan for Economic Growth and Jobs program in 2010. The goal of the program is to promote eco-friendly businesses and help expand employment in the Chicagoloand area. Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said in a statement he is excited for the prospects Method will bring to the city.

"The City of Chicago continues to attract companies looking to access our highly skilled workforce, transportation system and diverse business climate," Emanuel said. "Method choosing to build their state-of the-art manufacturing facility in Chicago's historic Pullman neighborhood is a major economic investment for the South Side of the city. Method has made a significant commitment to corporate responsibility and sustainability and I am proud they will open their doors in Chicago."

Businesses who are looking to add experienced workers to their staffs can enlist the services of manufacturing recruiters to help them in their search.