Sunstar Americas brings 400 new jobs to Schaumburg

  • Sunstar Americas Inc. has completed its new North American headquarters along the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway in Schaumburg, bringing 400 jobs to the village.

    Sunstar Americas Inc. has completed its new North American headquarters along the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway in Schaumburg, bringing 400 jobs to the village. Eric Peterson | Staff Photographer

  • Sunstar Americas Inc.'s new North American headquarters along the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway in Schaumburg will make oral health care products. It replaces an aging facility in Chicago.

    Sunstar Americas Inc.'s new North American headquarters along the Jane Addams Memorial Tollway in Schaumburg will make oral health care products. It replaces an aging facility in Chicago. Eric Peterson | Staff Photographer

 
 
Updated 5/26/2016 6:21 PM

Sunstar Americas Inc. has completed its new North American headquarters in Schaumburg, bringing 400 jobs to the village.

The 302,000-square-foot office and manufacturing facility just off the Jane Addams Tollway will produce oral health care items previously made at an aging Chicago building. The company also has a suburban presence in Elgin.

 

Company officials are planning an invitation-only opening ceremony for the new headquarters in early June.

Sunstar is an 84-year-old company that provides products and services in more than 90 countries. Having started in Japan as a manufacturer of bicycle parts and rubber glue, the company now makes its international headquarters in Switzerland and has developed a diverse portfolio that also includes motorcycle parts, beauty products and construction materials.

The new building lies on land previously owned by the Archdiocese of Chicago. It was designed by Itasca-based Heitman Architects and built by Peak Construction Corp. of Des Plaines.

The three-story building north of the tollway and east of Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament features a 350-foot-long gallery overlook running north and south between its offices and factory floor. The gallery's "lantern" on the south end appears as a blue-colored beacon to drivers westbound on the tollway.

Other features of the building include an atrium dining hall, fitness room and 200-seat auditorium.

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