WI, IL: SC Johnson to Invest $50-$80M to Renovate Racine HQ, Add Chicago Jobs

11 Nov, 2015

SC Johnson announced a $50 million to $80 million renovation to modernize its global headquarters campus in Racine. Construction will begin in spring 2016 and take approximately two years to complete.   

This is in addition to SC Johnson’s $28 million purchase of the former Sealed Air building in Mount Pleasant, Wisconsin, earlier this year. The property will be renamed the Sam Johnson Campus in honor of SC Johnson’s fourth-generation family leader. The building is 280,000 square feet. The company will begin moving teams onto the Sam Johnson Campus in spring 2016.  

The company also announced it would be relocating 175 positions from Racine to Chicago within the next 12 months to two years. No jobs are being eliminated as part of the move. The move will give SC Johnson the opportunity to infuse the company with an even broader world-class talent base and diversify its business locations. A location has not yet been determined for SC Johnson’s new office space in Chicago.  

- Attributable to Kelly Semrau, senior vice president of global corporate affairs, communication and sustainability of SC Johnson

 Mayor Emanuel Comments on SC Johnson New Jobs Coming to Chicago

“Today’s announcement by SC Johnson is a vote of confidence in the City of Chicago. They are joining global corporations like Motorola Solutions, ConAgra Foods, Kraft Heinz and Oscar Mayer who have recently made the decision to grow and create jobs in Chicago. From our talent to our transportation, SC Johnson sees the same fundamental strengths that so many other companies see in Chicago, which is why they are making this long-term investment here. I look forward to watching them continue to grow and create jobs in the City of Chicago.”


SC Johnson has announced that they are moving approximately 175 jobs to a new office in Chicago over the next 12-24 months. 

The company is headquartered in Racine, Wisconsin, and currently does not have any permanent employees in Chicago. 

The new jobs are primarily marketing and sales related positions. 

The office space has not been selected yet.