A. Finkl & Sons
Making a corporate industry a neighborhood ally and defining its role in the community
PROJECT: A. Finkl & Sons is the world’s leading supplier of forging die steels, plastic mold steels, die casting tool steels and custom open-die forgings. Resolute Consulting implemented a public outreach campaign to build support for the steel manufacturer’s proposed new facility on Chicago’s South Side. The company planned to invest $140 million in the community for a new 44-acre manufacturing campus to serve as Finkl’s North American headquarters.
STRATEGY: Resolute’s plan was designed to inform the general public, elected officials, civic and business leaders, community advocates, and other stakeholders of the benefits the new plant will bring to the area.
OUTCOME: We gained support from all levels of government, resulting in an assistance package of $40 million, and handled all outreach activities and public processes, resulting in no work stoppages or filings by objectors.