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Sloan, a manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday, May 3, to celebrate the opening of its flagship showroom and office space in Chicago’s Fulton Market District.
Located at 333 N. Green Street, the new venue highlights Sloan’s touch-free, sustainable, and aesthetic product offerings across the entire restroom. The project represents Sloan’s largest showroom in North America and complements Sloan’s existing Mobile Showroom, as well as its Charles S. Allen Design Center in Andover, Mass., and Stone and Steel Showroom in Mesa, Arizonia.
Located on the building’s 10th floor, Sloan’s new space represents a return to the company’s origins, as Sloan was initially founded on nearby Jackson Boulevard prior to moving to its current Franklin Park headquarters in 1975. The new building features an office space and showroom, while Sloan’s manufacturing and corporate headquarters remains in Franklin Park.
Taking part in the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new space were Graham Allen and Kirk Allen, Sloan co-presidents and CEOs and fourth generation descendants of company founder William Elvis Sloan.
“Sloan has been synonymous with Chicago since the company’s inception in 1906,” Allen said. “Today’s ribbon-cutting is a historic and exciting event as we expand our Chicago-area footprint with our new showroom and office space in the Fulton Market District, while returning to our roots where the company was built.”
“The opening of the new Chicago office is an important component of Sloan’s continuous efforts to retain and attract new talent with state-of-the-art amenities, multiple locations, and flex working policies,” added Kim Darke-Miller, Sloan senior manager of strategic accounts. “With a cutting-edge collaboration center, product showroom, and offices, the Fulton Market District location enables Sloan to offer new and existing employees an amazing building and workspace.”
The showroom features a wide range of Sloan products and innovations, including sensor-activated faucets, soap dispensers, hand dryers, and flushometers, as well as its array of special finishes. The new venue enables Sloan to enhance its engagement with architects, designers, and engineers, as well as general and plumbing contractors and the wholesaler community.
Developed by Sterling Bay and designed by Gensler, the building is LEED Silver and WELL Health and Safety certified. Tenant amenities include a sky deck overlooking the city, tenant lounge, bar and grab-&-go food service, gaming area, full-service fitness center, secure bike room, and more in a comprehensive effort to redefine workspaces.