Method – South Side Soapbox

In 2013, Method Home Products, Inc., selected CNI’s Pullman Park site as the location of its first North American manufacturing facility.

Designed by William McDonough + Partners, Method met its goal is to build the world’s first and only LEED Platinum certified plant in its industry. The manufacturing facility features a refurbished 230 foot wind turbine, combined with the solar energy from solar panels in the parking lot and on the building, provide approximately half of the facility’s electrical needs. Method’s Pullman plant currently employs 100 people.

Founded in 2000, Method is the pioneer of premium planet-friendly and design-driven home, fabric and personal care products. Formulated with naturally derived, biodegradable ingredients, Method cleaners put the hurt on dirt without doing harm to people, creatures or the planet. Today, Method can be found in more than 40,000 retail locations throughout North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. Major national retailers include Target, Lowe’s Home Improvement Centers and Kroger. On August 1st, 2013, Method reincorporated as a public benefit corporation, codifying that its corporate governance meets the highest standard of social and environmental ethics. Method is a privately held company headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. For more information, visit

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  • Project: Method – South Side Soapbox
  • Location: Pullman, Chicago IL
  • Results: The world’s first and only LEED Platinum certified plant in its industry. Method’s Pullman plant employs 100 people.
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