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C.H. Robinson Moves Flagship Chicago Operation to New Office


Company is first anchor tenant in new Lincoln Yards development

Today C.H. Robinson, the industry leading global third party logistics
provider, moved its Chicago flagship operation into the new Lincoln
Yards development in the Lincoln Park neighborhood of Chicago. It is the
first anchor tenant in the revitalization area. C.H. Robinson's customer
base in Chicago has increased by 25 percent in the last 5 years and
Chicago is a critical logistics hub for the company. Employees' first
day in the new space is today. A celebratory ribbon-cutting event will
take place on Oct. 3, 2018.

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C.H. Robinson's flagship Chicago office is the first anchor tenant in the new Lincoln Yards developm ...

C.H. Robinson's flagship Chicago office is the first anchor tenant in the new Lincoln Yards development. (Photo: Steve Miller)

"We are the largest logistics employer in Chicago and we built this
office with future growth in mind as we look forward to many more years
in this great city," said Pat Nolan, vice president North America at
C.H. Robinson. "Chicago has always been a transportation hub for moving
goods in the U.S., which is why C.H. Robinson has had continuous
operations here for over 100 years."

The new building at 1515 West Webster was constructed with C.H. Robinson
employees in mind. They provided input to create a modern environment
with features that are important to them including:

  • Highly collaborative open work spaces and conference rooms
  • Sit-stand desks
  • Expansive cafeteria and café
  • 5,000-square-foot roof terrace
  • More than double the size of the previous office–over 200,000 square
  • Space to host customer and carrier industry thought leadership events

"We have a great working relationship with the team at C.H. Robinson and
have collaborated extensively to create the ideal space for their
employees," said Andy Gloor, managing principal at Sterling Bay, project
developer. "Lincoln Yards is an important revitalization project that
makes Chicago home to the most dynamic corporate site in the country for
industry leading organizations such as C.H. Robinson."

The Lincoln Yards development is an urban oasis along the river with
parks, bike trails and pedestrian paths. It is a commuter hub with
connectivity to the rest of the city through public transit and housing
within steps of the building's front door. The energetic neighborhood of
theaters, markets and restaurants make it an ideal location for C.H.
Robinson's growing operation.

C.H. Robinson has been accelerating commerce in Chicago since 1916,
making it the city's original logistics company.

"Chicago is an important location for us as an organization. We have
more employees in Chicago–2,500 in eight offices–than any other global
location," said Mike Ryan, vice president of North American surface
transportation at C.H. Robinson. "This office serves over 28,000
customers and manages over 1.6 million shipments annually through the
world's most powerful supply chain platform."

C.H. Robinson's giving and volunteerism in the Chicago community is
significant. The company has raised $1.4M for Lurie Children's Hospital
over the last 14 years, and nearly $2M for local non-profits through its
TMC Kicks for Community kickball tournament in Grant Park and $350,000
more through the C.H. Robinson Foundation employee match.

C.H. Robinson is a Fortune 200 global company with more than 15,000
employees across 39 countries on five continents and $14.8 billion in
total revenue. It helps more than 120,000 companies ship products with
over 73,000 carriers and suppliers. C.H. Robinson is proud to move into
this new space and looks forward to many more years of growth in the
Chicago community.

Learn more about how C.H. Robinson combines people and technology to
bring the greatest value to the industry at

About C.H. Robinson
At C.H. Robinson, we believe in
accelerating global trade to drive the world's economy. Using the
strengths of our people, processes and technology, we help our customers
work smarter, not harder. As one of the world's largest third-party
logistics providers (3PL), we provide a broad portfolio of logistics
services, fresh produce sourcing and managed services through our global
network. In Europe, C.H. Robinson is one of the leading road
transportation and freight forwarders with a dynamic network of offices
across the region. Our team members in Europe are multi-lingual, skilled
at building relationships and focused on serving their customers. The
company, our Foundation and our employees contribute annually to a
variety of organizations around the world. Headquartered in Eden
Prairie, Minnesota, USA, C.H. Robinson (CHRW) is publicly traded on the
NASDAQ. For more information, visit
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