Culligan Opens Expanded Manufacturing, Research and Design, Facility In Libertyville, Illinois
Area Development Online News Desk (07/19/2013)
Culligan, an innovator of advanced filtration and water softening solutions, opened its newly expanded facility at 1540 Harris Road in Libertyville, Illinois. The expansion features 217,000 square feet of prime manufacturing, assembly, warehousing and office space. Approximately 75,000 square feet is dedicated to manufacturing, which is triple the capacity of Culligan's previous facility.
“ Culligan's expansion in Libertyville creates exciting new possibilities for water solutions in the global market. With three times more manufacturing space and the ability to house design through manufacturing under one roof, we are certain to reach new levels of innovation, productivity and speed," Allan Connolly, Culligan Chief Operating Officer.
Besides tripling the manufacturing space, the Libertyville facility also features two full bays of assembly floor space for large jobs, with lifting capacity of 50,000 lbs, two 25,000 lb cranes, plus a second crane area with 10,000 lbs of lifting capacity. This floor also provides the space needed to execute large, complex capital projects that include Culligan's portfolio of technologies used in industrial markets such as oil and gas, food and beverage, and energy and power. In addition, the expanded space enables Culligan to assemble as many as five mobile water treatment containers at one time, speeding delivery for customers who need mobile solutions for fast response, supplemental, temporary or emergency situations.
The Libertyville facility also provides additional office space, enabling Culligan to bring together design and application engineers and project managers in one location, streamlining the development of solutions for clients across a wide array of industries.
Approximately 70 employees work at the Libertyville facility. In all, Culligan employs more than 200 people in Illinois including staff at its global headquarters located in Rosemont, representing the majority of its US-based staff and approximately 10 percent of its employees worldwide. Company representatives anticipate that the new facility will generate a number of jobs in the Libertyville area.
"I am committed to building on our state's global leadership in the water technology industry," said Gov. Pat Quinn. "As one of the pioneers in water treatment, Culligan is deepening its business commitment to Illinois with this expansion and contributing to our state's growth as a water hub."