The Wm. Wrigley Jr. Co., a subsidiary of Mars Inc., is relocating its Global Headquarters from the historic Wrigley Building on Michigan Ave., currently home to a quarter of the company's nearly 1000 Chicago-based associates, to the company's campus on Goose Island in Chicago. The move will be completed by the end of 2012, bringing to a total of nearly 600 associates working on the Goose Island campus.
Wrigley's presence on Goose Island has been under development since the 2005 opening of the company's $57 million Global Innovation Center, which achieved Gold LEED certification in 2009. Two additional nearby facilities house the company's Engineering Technology and Information Technology Centers, providing Wrigley with over 360,000 square feet of office and lab space on Goose Island. Wrigley also leases office space at 600 West Chicago, which is home to its North America business."Chicago is our hometown, and Wrigley remains fully committed to maintaining our Global and North American headquarters in the City," says Reuben Gamoran, executive vice president and CFO. "By consolidating all global functions on our Goose Island campus, we will create an open office environment that supports the innovation, collaboration and creativity that will drive our continued growth." www.mars.com