From an Empty Field to Everest

Then & Now image shows evolution of leading-edge Kankakee, Illinois, site.

Composite image of CSL Behring biotechnology manufacturing site that combines photos from 1950s and today

No, there’s nothing wrong with your screen. The black and white portions of this composite photo shown are from an image taken in 1951 of an empty field in Kankakee, Illinois, just before groundbreaking on what would become CSL Behring’s leading-edge manufacturing site. The color portions of the image show how our site looks today. It’s dominated by the towering 7-story Building 33, which is known to locals and employees as Everest. Check out our Kankakee photo gallery for an inside look at the site.

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