Kraft is Expanding in Northfield

The North Shore-based food and beverage company is planning to accommodate an additional 900 employees that will be working from the Northfield campus.

Kraft’s campus in Northfield used to house 1,300 employees, in the future the 70-acre campus could house 2,200 employees once remodeling is complete, Chicago Tribune reported. 

Located at the corner of Willow and Waukegan roads, the food and beverage company plans to remodel one-third of its office area at a cost of $2.5 million for just Phase I of the renovation, a boon for the Village of Northfield, which is expected to net $55,000 from the building permits alone, Community Development Director Steve Gutierrez told Chicago Tribune. 

In early 2012, the company cut 1,600 positions and closed its Glenview Corporate Office as part of its restructuring. There were even discussions with Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel about moving some of its business headquarters’ to the city, but the company ultimately decided to stay in Northfield. 

In 2011, the company collaborated with Chicago Botanic Garden to create . The garden is staffed by members of the Windy City Harvest Program, a job-training program, and other volunteers.

Watch a video of Kraft unveiling the garden. 

Related Coverage

  • Kraft to Close Glenview Corporate Office
  • Kraft Announces 54 Percent Increase in Earnings
  • Kraft Considers Relocation from Northfield to Chicago
  • VIDEO: Kraft Foods Unveils Garden At Headquarters 

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