Above: HALO Branded Solutions employees celebrate the company’s new headquarters in Sterling, Illinois.

Distributor HALO Branded Solutions (PPAI 656996) announces a new chapter in the company’s 66-year history with the move on Monday to new company headquarters at 1500 HALO Way in its hometown of Sterling, Illinois. 

The state-of-the-art, 157,500-square-foot facility will house HALO’s 300-person headquarters team with workstations for 200 additional employees. The building includes a 90,000-square-foot warehouse for corporate promotional and recognition programs that are currently housed in two warehouses in the Sterling-Rock Falls community. This HALO-owned building is situated on a portion of a 20-acre site and represents Phase I of what will eventually be a 280,000-square-foot facility. The groundbreaking took place on April 1, 2017, and the project was completed on time and on budget. The company headquarters have been in Sterling since its predecessor Lee Wayne opened its doors in 1952. 

“This building was designed both for our valued employees of today, and for the employees we will be drawing to HALO for years to come,” says Marc Simon, HALO CEO. “We have collaborative meeting space, a wellness room, additional training space, and the latest technology throughout the building to allow our support team to do the best job possible for our highly valued account executives and clients.” 

Simon says the company received excellent ideas from nearly every employee and incorporated many of those ideas into the building design. “Our goals were to make this the most comfortable work environment possible while providing flexibility for substantial future growth. We have achieved these goals.” 

HALO is planning a series of open houses over the next several months for employee families, local business leaders and HALO’s sales and support team from around the country. Terry McGuire, HALO senior vice president of marketing and supplier relations says, “There has never been a more exciting time to be at HALO.”