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UL Solutions Significantly Expands Illinois Presence with New Downtown Chicago Location

The new urban location further enables the company to grow its presence within Chicago’s dynamic global business ecosystem.

Chicago office lobby

October 24, 2023

CHICAGO — Oct. 24, 2023 — UL Solutions, a global safety science leader, today announced the opening of its newest location in downtown Chicago, underscoring the company’s historic commitment to the city and to serving its customers’ needs for science-based solutions to the world’s most challenging safety issues. 

The company’s new approximately 40,000-square-foot space is inside the 46-story 155 N. Wacker Drive building designed by the architecture firm Goettsch Partners. The location expands the UL Solutions footprint and puts the company closer to customers with a downtown Chicago presence, increases the visibility and recognition of the UL Solutions brand, broadens access to top talent and further immerses employees into the Chicago global business community.  

“Our new, vibrant downtown Chicago office is our latest demonstration of UL Solutions commitment to serving our customers’ needs wherever they are and we are truly excited to return to our historic roots, helping support our region’s major developments and projects facing complex safety needs,” said Jennifer Scanlon, president and chief executive officer, UL Solutions Inc. “Expanding our Midwest footprint in Chicago from our suburban headquarters in Northbrook will enable key stakeholders here to have direct local access to UL Solutions’ world-class safety science expertise. As an organization dedicated to the mission of working for a safer world, we are experts in science-based solutions addressing a wide variety of industries, including the automotive, consumer goods, EV battery and energy and sustainability sectors.” 

The new UL Solutions Chicago facility complements its 110-acre campus at 333 Pfingsten Road in Northbrook. Home to multiple testing laboratories, staff and executive offices, the Northbrook campus has been the headquarters for the Underwriters Laboratories enterprise for 44 years after moving its operations in 1979 from its 207-231 East Ohio Street location in downtown Chicago that it had occupied since 1905. 

“Illinois companies like UL Solutions are paving the way for innovation in a rapidly evolving, technology-driven world,” said Illinois Gov. J.B. Pritzker. “With the new UL Solutions location in downtown Chicago, we are grateful that they continue demonstrating their commitment to Chicago and Illinois. My team and I look forward to continue working with UL Solutions to grow talent and expand our innovation economy.” 

"I invite the business community to join me in welcoming UL Solutions into the city,” said Chicago Mayor Brandon Johnson. "Thank you, UL Solutions, for betting big on Chicago and recognizing that here your company can best access talent and workforce, existing and emerging customers, and the region’s incredible tech, innovation, and science ecosystem.”  

About UL Solutions 
A global leader in applied safety science, UL Solutions transforms safety, security and sustainability challenges into opportunities for customers in more than 100 countries. UL Solutions delivers testing, inspection and certification services, together with software products and advisory offerings, that support our customers’ product innovation and business growth. The UL Certification Marks serve as a recognized symbol of trust in our customers’ products and reflect an unwavering commitment to advancing our safety mission. We help our customers innovate, launch new products and services, navigate global markets and complex supply chains, and grow sustainably and responsibly into the future. Our science is your advantage. 


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UL Solutions

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Kathy Fieweger

UL Solutions

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