SC Johnson Announces Up to $50 Million to $80 Million Dollar Renovation of Racine Headquarters

Names New Sam Johnson Campus After Fourth Generation SC Johnson Leader; Expands Presence in Chicago

SC Johnson announced today 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.  

It’s important that we position the company for long-term success. Racine continues to be an important location for our global company. Yet we operate more than ever in a global competitive environment and we have to expand our talent pool to nearby Chicago to remain competitive.

- Attributable to Kelly Semrau, Senior Vice President of Global Corporate Affairs, Communication and Sustainability of SC Johnson