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CSL Behring Kankakee)

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. We also fill and package influenza virus vaccine for our sister company, Seqirus.

Interested in news from CSL Behring Kankakee? Visit our news page.

Address: 1201 N. Kinzie Avenue, Bradley, IL 60915. Telephone: 815-932-6771.

  • 1,700+

    Employees at this location

  • 65+ years

    Years in this community

  • $210,000 +

    Donated to local charities in 2019

Two female researchers testing vials in a lab

Our Products

We produce a number of life-saving products in Kankakee, including:

  • Zemaira®/Respreeza®- Alpha 1 Proteinase Inhibitor (Human)
  • Albuminar® andAlbuRx®- Human Albumin
  • Afluria®(Fill and finish only) - Inactivated Influenza Vaccine (split viron)

We also produce intermediates for products produced at other CSL Behring facilities.

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Beverly Fair, Kankakee, USA

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.

Kankakee Alzheimers Walk

Community Outreach

With more than six decades in the Kankakee area, we have been important contributors to our community.

Manufacturing employee

Site News

Read our latest stories and news releases to discover more about us.

Half a Century in Kankakee

  • 1951 Kankakee Groundbreaking
    1951
    Kankakee Site Groundbreaking

    Armour President Fred Specht turns the first shovel of dirt on June 21, 1951. By July 1952, construction was well underway.

  • Armour Laboratories 1953
    1953
    The Kankakee facility opens as Armour Laboratories.
  • Rorer acquires Armour
    1987
    Rorer Group acquires Armour Pharmaceuticals
  • CSL Behring technicians
    1989
    Rorer Group merges with Rhone-Poulenc S.A. to form Rhone-Poulenc Rorer
  • CSL Behring Technician in 1999
    1999-2000
    Hoechst AG and Rhone-Poulenc Rorer merge to form Aventis S.A. Aventis S.A. changes name to Aventis Behring
  • ZLB Behring - 2004
    2004
    CSL Limited purchases Aventis Behring and forms ZLB Behring
  • Multiple vials
    2009
    CSL Behring Kankakee receives FDA approval to fill, package and label Afluria influenza vaccine
  • Kankakee 60th Anniversary
    2013 - Anniversary
    60th anniversary celebration marks six decades of continuous operations in Kankakee
  • 2013 Ribbon Cutting
    2013 - Construction
    Construction completed on a new base fractionation facility and warehouse.
  • CSL Behring Kankakee Award
    2014 - Award
    CSL Behring Kankakee is recognized for excellence in manufacturing and economic development by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce
  • Kankakee Everest Groundbreaking
    2014 - Everest
    Groundbreaking for Project Everest, the nickname for the expansion project that would include an 18-story building.
  • Kankakee Centenary Celebration
    2016
    The staff celebrate the 100-year anniversary of parent company CSL.
  • Kankakee American Legion Award
    2017
    CSL Behring is recognized as Employer of the Year by the Illinois American Legion for its work with and employment of veterans.
  • 2018 Illinois Chamber of Commerce Award
    2018
    CSL Behring Kankakee is recognized for excellence in manufacturing and economic development by the Illinois Chamber of Commerce.
  • Kankakee Manufacturing Site
    2019
    CSL 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."

Visiting Kankakee?

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.

Kankakee County is known for the splendor and tranquil beauty of the Historic Kankakee River. Winding its way through Kankakee County, it passes through many of our small and large communities. For a complete list of attractions, activities, restaurants and calendar of events please visit www.visitkankakeecounty.com.