About PurposeBuilt Brands

What started in 1941 as Weiman is now PurposeBuilt Brands, a portfolio of leading consumer and commercial brands whose products are built to tackle tough challenges on specialty surfaces and applications. We have grown for 40 consecutive years as a result of our consumer- and customer-centric approach, combined with best-in-class chemical and manufacturing expertise.

Who We Are

We create products that can be trusted to perform optimally on people’s valued surfaces, spaces, and equipment 
Because we formulate our products for specific applications, like your stainless steel refrigerator, surgical equipment, or espresso machine 
We develop and formulate products to be better for you, your family, your business, and the environment 
Because we use safer, gentler ingredients and more sustainable packaging components and production processes 
We build premium brands that are market leaders in their segments 
Because we develop, buy, and grow specialty brands that are prized by their users
We believe that operating with purpose, passion, and creativity will ultimately benefit our employees, consumers, customers, suppliers, communities, shareholders, and the environment 
Urnex Factory Employees Smiling And Posing For A Photo

Our Values

  • Quality is foremost in all we do, make and sell
  • Integrity in how we act, make decisions, and hold ourselves accountable
  • Responsive to change, to each other and to our partners, customers and users
  • Respectful in how we treat all people
  • Innovative in the way we approach challenges and build products
  • Sustainable in our approach to producing our products and our operations

Our Facilities

PurposeBuilt Brands is headquartered in Gurnee, Illinois, with a second facility in Elmsford, New York. We also utilize 3rd party fulfillment centers in the US, Europe and Asia to best meets the needs of our global customer base. 
PurposeBuilt Brands Headquarters, Gurnee, Illinois

Gurnee, Illinois

Our headquarters in Gurnee includes a 185,000 sq ft building that is home to Production and R&D and a 250,000 sq ft, LEED certified building for our warehouse and administrative offices. Our Gurnee plant holds ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certifications.

PurposeBuilt Brands Urnex Production Facility, Elmsford New York

Elmsford, New York

Our Elmsford facility houses additional production, warehousing, an R&D lab and administrative offices within a 160,000 square foot site.

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