Pabst Brewing to move HQ to Chicago area
By Lorene Yue
June 07, 2006
(Crainâ€™s) â€” Pabst Brewing Co. is moving its headquarters to Woodridge, marking its return to the Midwest after a decade-long absence.
Lured by the labor pool, transportation access and a nearly $1 million state incentives, the beer manufacturer is moving 31 jobs to the suburb about 30 miles west of Chicago.
The companyâ€™s executives, sales and marketing staff will relocate from San Antonio, Texas, in early July, said Kevin Kotecki, CEO of Pabst Brewing. The beer maker, which will spend nearly $2.5 million to lease an office building, already has four workers stationed in the area.
â€œIt feels like home to us,â€ Mr. Kotecki said. â€œWe are the third-largest brewery in Chicago, 10% of our business is done there and it continues to get larger every year.â€
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Next, Pabst needs to put a brewery and pub outside Bridgeview Stadium.