C.H. Robinson moves flagship Chicago operation to new office

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C.H. Robinson moves flagship Chicago operation to new office


CHICAGO  — C.H. Robinson, the industry leading global third party logistics provider, has moved its Chicago flagship operation into the new Lincoln Yards development in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. It is the first anchor tenant in the revitalization area. C.H. Robinson’s customer base in Chicago has increased by 25 percent in the last 5 years and Chicago is a critical logistics hub for the company. Employees’ first day in the new space is today. A celebratory ribbon-cutting event will take place on Oct. 3, 2018.

“We are the largest logistics employer in Chicago and we built this office with future growth in mind as we look forward to many more years in this great city,” said Pat Nolan, vice president North America at C.H. Robinson. “Chicago has always been a transportation hub for moving goods in the U.S., which is why C.H. Robinson has had continuous operations here for over 100 years.”

The new building at 1515 West Webster was constructed with C.H. Robinson employees in mind. They provided input to create a modern environment with features that are important to them including:

  • Highly collaborative open work spaces and conference rooms
  • Sit-stand desks
  • Expansive cafeteria and café
  • 5,000-square-foot roof terrace
  • More than double the size of the previous office–over 200,000 square feet

Space to host customer and carrier industry thought leadership events

“We have a great working relationship with the team at C.H. Robinson and have collaborated extensively to create the ideal space for their employees,” said Andy Gloor, managing principal at Sterling Bay, project developer. “Lincoln Yards is an important revitalization project that makes Chicago home to the most dynamic corporate site in the country for industry leading organizations such as C.H. Robinson.”

The Lincoln Yards development is an urban oasis along the river with parks, bike trails and pedestrian paths. It is a commuter hub with connectivity to the rest of the city through public transit and housing within steps of the building’s front door. The energetic neighborhood of theaters, markets and restaurants make it an ideal location for C.H. Robinson’s growing operation.

C.H. Robinson has been accelerating commerce in Chicago since 1916, making it the city’s original logistics company.

“Chicago is an important location for us as an organization. We have more employees in Chicago–2,500 in eight offices–than any other global location,” said Mike Ryan, vice president of North American surface transportation at C.H. Robinson. “This office serves over 28,000 customers and manages over 1.6 million shipments annually through the world’s most powerful supply chain platform.”

The company has raised $1.4M for Lurie Children's Hospital over the last 14 years, $350,000 through the C.H. Robinson Foundation employee match and another $2M for local non-profits through the Kicks for Community kickball tournament, hosted annually by TMC, a division of C.H. Robinson.

C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 200 global company with more than 15,000 employees across 39 countries on five continents and $14.8 billion in total revenue. It helps more than 120,000 companies ship products with over 73,000 carriers and suppliers. C.H. Robinson is proud to move into this new space and looks forward to many more years of growth in the Chicago community.

Learn more about how C.H. Robinson combines people and technology to bring the greatest value to the industry at chrobinson.com.

About C.H. Robinson

At C.H. Robinson, we believe in accelerating global trade to drive the world’s economy. Using the strengths of our people, processes and technology, we help our customers work smarter, not harder. As one of the world’s largest third-party logistics providers (3PL), we provide a broad portfolio of logistics services, fresh produce sourcing and managed services through our global network. In Europe, C.H. Robinson is one of the leading road transportation and freight forwarders with a dynamic network of offices across the region. Our team members in Europe are multi-lingual, skilled at building relationships and focused on serving their customers. The company, our Foundation and our employees contribute annually to a variety of organizations around the world. Headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA, C.H. Robinson (CHRW) is publicly traded on the NASDAQ. For more information, visit http://www.chrobinson.com or view our company video.

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