Chicago’s historic Pullman neighborhood revitalizes

Eco-friendly soap company Method opened new factory doors in Chicago’s Pullman neighborhood yesterday.

The area was once a thriving industrial hub thanks to its namesake sleeper cars (production stopped in the 1960s), and the opening of the Method plant is in keeping with a big local push to revitalize the neighborhood.

We gave Method the full-court press from our community, and they chose Pullman not just because of its infrastructural advantages like being so close to rail, road and water transit,” said Alderman Anthony Beale of the 9th Ward, where the factory is located, “but also because our story about a community working to revitalize itself resonated with their corporate values.

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