Kankakee Manufacturing Site
Welcome to CSL Behring Kankakee
CSL Behring Kankakee is a state-of-the-art manufacturing site located in the heartland of the United States, approximately one hour outside of Chicago. We manufacture products that treat rare and serious conditions for patients around the world.
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Address: 1201 N. Kinzie Avenue, Bradley, IL 60915. Telephone: 815-932-6771.
Employees at this location
Years in this community
Donated to local charities in 2021
We produce a number of life-saving products in Kankakee, including:
- Zemaira®/Respreeza®- Alpha 1 Proteinase Inhibitor (Human)
- AlbuRx®- Human Albumin
We also produce intermediates for products produced at other CSL Behring facilities.
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Careers and Internships
If you are seeking a position in a values-driven culture where you can make a positive impact on the lives of people who use our products around the world, learn more about the roles available with CSL Behring.
With more than six decades in the Kankakee area, we have been important contributors to our community.
Read our latest stories and news releases to discover more about us.
Half a Century in Kankakee
1951Kankakee Site Groundbreaking
Armour President Fred Specht turns the first shovel of dirt on June 21, 1951. By July 1952, construction was well underway.
1953The Kankakee facility opens as Armour Laboratories.
1987Rorer Group acquires Armour Pharmaceuticals
1989Rorer Group merges with Rhone-Poulenc S.A. to form Rhone-Poulenc Rorer
1999-2000Hoechst AG and Rhone-Poulenc Rorer merge to form Aventis S.A. Aventis S.A. changes name to Aventis Behring
2004CSL Limited purchases Aventis Behring and forms ZLB Behring
2009CSL Behring Kankakee receives FDA approval to fill, package and label Afluria influenza vaccine
2013 - Anniversary60th anniversary celebration marks six decades of continuous operations in Kankakee
2013 - ConstructionConstruction completed on a new base fractionation facility and warehouse.
2014 - AwardCSL Behring Kankakee is recognized for excellence in manufacturing and economic development by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce
2014 - EverestGroundbreaking for Project Everest, the nickname for the expansion project that would include an 18-story building.
2016The staff celebrate the 100-year anniversary of parent company CSL.
2017CSL Behring is recognized as Employer of the Year by the Illinois American Legion for its work with and employment of veterans.
2018CSL Behring Kankakee is recognized for excellence in manufacturing and economic development by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.
2019CSL Behring receives FDA approval for its leading edge plasma fractionation facility. The 180-foot-tall Building 33 is known to locals and employees as "Everest."
Kankakee County is easy to find, but hard to leave. Kankakee County is a great area for professionals, history buffs, families, anglers and sports enthusiasts.
Kankakee County is located just 50 miles south of Chicago, off of Interstate 57. Routes 45/52, 50 and 17 also run through the County. O'Hare International Airport is 75 miles north of Kankakee County, and Midway Airport is 50 miles north. The Greater Kankakee airport is also available for personal aircraft landing space.
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