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Made in the City

[vc_row row_type="row" type="full_width" text_align="left"][vc_column width="1/2"][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="30"][vc_column_text] Made in the City [/vc_column_text][vc_separator type="transparent" position="center" up="30"][vc_column_text] How a new factory became a part of one of our oldest manufacturing towns.   By Nicolette Mueller   [/vc_column_text][vc_column_text][dropcaps type='normal' color='' background_color='' border_color='']I[/dropcaps]n February 2015, President Obama designated the Pullman Factory District, a neighborhood in Chicago’s South Side, as the Windy City’s first national park. Established in the 1880s as a manufacturing center and company town for the Pullman Palace Car Company, the neighborhood has a rich history in the labor rights and civil rights movements. It’s also home to the new manufacturing facility for Method, the company known for its products that are as “kind to the planet as they are tough on dirt.” Designed by McDonough + Partners, the factory is located on 22 acres of space in the heart of the Pullman neighborhood, and will likely soon become the first LEED Platinum manufacturing facility in the consumer packaged goods industry and one of only a dozen LEED-certified manufacturing facilities worldwide. Like the luxury Pullman cars of the halcyon days of rail travel, this facility, too, is beautiful, complete with its onsite renewable energy from wind and solar, plans for the world’s largest rooftop farm, dedicated acres for native plants...

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