The sun is setting on the Golden Fleece, as least as far as domestic manufacturing goes.
Recently Brooks Brothers announced it will close its Garland, NC shirt factory. Now an anonymous source has revealed that the company will close its other two American factories, the Southwick tailored clothing factory in Haverhill, MA, and the New York City necktie factory located in Long Island City in the borough of Queens.
The source, informed by several parties part of a corporate conference call last week, told Ivy Style, “Brooks Brothers is closing all three of their domestic factories by the end of July. Southwick and Long Island City are still being negotiated with the unions. Garland is a non-union factory. That’s why the closure can be announced first. The plan is to close them all at this point unless something drastic happens.”
The Boston Business Journal reported yesterday on talk of the Southwick factory closing. — CHRISTIAN CHENSVOLD