Diageo, the world's leading spirits, beer and wine company, announced it has purchased a 37-acre plot of land adjacent to its existing manufacturing facility in Plainfield, IL. The site, located at 14020 Coilplus Drive, currently houses a 246,000 square-foot warehouse, which Diageo will put into immediate use to store finished case goods from its bottling operations across the street as well as from other locations.
"Plainfield is our largest manufacturing site in North America, and this investment gives us the opportunity and flexibility to expand our footprint there," said Paul Gallagher, President, Diageo Americas Supply. "We are always looking for ways to optimize our supply chain and when this land became available it made strategic sense to acquire it."
Diageo's Plainfield, Illinois location is the primary manufacturing location for Diageo's range of Smirnoff branded products and employs approximately 600 people.
Diageo has played a key role in the Illinois community for many years and seen a number of expansions and upgrades since its opening in 1966, including a recently-completed $120 million enhancement. Diageo is proud that for two consecutive years it has been recognized as a Best Place to Work in Illinois.
Diageo is a global leader in beverage alcohol with an outstanding collection of brands across spirits, beer and wine categories. These brands include Johnnie Walker, Crown Royal, Bulleit and Buchanan's whiskies, Smirnoff, Cîroc and Ketel One vodkas, Captain Morgan, Baileys, Don Julio, Tanqueray and Guinness.
Diageo is a global company, and our products are sold in more than 180 countries around the world. The company is listed on both the London Stock Exchange (DGE) and the New York Stock Exchange (DEO). For more information about Diageo, our people, our brands, and performance, visit us at www.diageo.com. Visit Diageo's global responsible drinking resource, www.DRINKiQ.com, for information, initiatives, and ways to share best practice. Follow us on Twitter for news and information about Diageo North America: @Diageo_NA.
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