Wilson Sporting Goods Co. Relocates Global Headquarters To Chicago’s Prudential Plaza
61- year old, 41-story, Prudential Plaza is one of Chicago's most recognizable landmarks, as headquarters for Prudential’s Mid-America Company. Prudential Plaza has recently completed an extensive renovation, which includes the creation of a collection of the city's top amenities such as an expansive fitness center, Club House and rooftop park overlooking world-famous Millennium Park.
Wilson, a leading global manufacturer of high performance sports equipment, apparel and accessories, has been a Chicago-based company for its entire 102-year history, and is currently located near O'Hare International Airport.
"This move downtown is strategically important for us as we cultivate our people, brand and business for the next century," Mike Dowse, President of Wilson said. "For our team members, this relocation supports their professional growth by providing them with an exciting new work environment and greater access to all the creative inspiration, energy and resources of a vibrant downtown community. For our brand and business, it heightens the visibility of Wilson in the heart of the best sports city in the world, and the only city we have ever called home."
Approximately 400 team members from the company's commercial, marketing, product management, and business services units and from the Amer Sports America group will make the move. Amer Sports Americas leads sales efforts for all brands owned by Amer Sports, including Wilson, DeMarini, Louisville Slugger, Salomon, Arc'Teryx, Atomic, Suunto, Mavic and ENVE Composites, across the U.S., Canada and Latin America.
"Wilson Sporting Goods represents a great chapter in Chicago's history, and today they are doubling down on our city and our shared future," Mayor Rahm Emanuel said. "Chicago offers the unparalleled workforce, world-class transportation systems and access to the global economy Wilson needs to continue to grow and thrive for another 100 years."
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