PoliticalNews.me - Feb 27,2017 - SCHUMER ANNOUNCES: HICKEY FREEMAN SECURES LARGEST CONTRACT EVER SINCE 2013; SENATOR SAYS CONTRACT WILL CREATE OVER 50 NEWS JOBS IN ROCHESTER, WHICH WILL HELP BOOST THE LOCAL ECONOMY
New Agreement Will Create An Estimated Over 50 Jobs And Boost Production By 20% In Its First Year; Contract is a Major Win For Rochester’s Economy
Schumer: Hickey Freeman Suiting Up For Long, Bright Future In Rochester
U.S. Senate Minority Leader Charles E. Schumer today announced that over 50 new jobs are estimated to be added at Hickey Freeman’s Rochester factory to support a new tailored clothing line that will be produced for Trunk Club, a new consumer shopping model clothier. The agreement with Trunk Club, a Nordstrom-owned clothing service, marks Hickey Freeman’s largest such deal. Production is expected to create over 50 new jobs and boost production by 20% in its first year.
“Today marks a major milestone for Hickey Freeman and the Rochester community. It’s clearer than ever that Hickey Freeman, Rochester’s 91 year old storied institution, is suiting up for an even longer, and brighter future in Rochester,” said Senator Schumer. “If it wasn’t obvious before, securing their largest contract yet with Nordstrom's Trunk Club is a testament to the Hickey Freeman workforce’s long record of excellence and Rochester’s reputation as a world-class manufacturing hub. I am committed to building on this announcement and fighting to keep Rochester’s economy firing on all cylinders.”
Schumer announced beginning this month the Rochester Hickey Freeman factory will now be the significant producer of tailored clothing, for Trunk Club, a new consumer shopping model clothier. Additionally the factory owner, Grano Retail’s Luxury Men’s Apparel Group (LMAG), is upgrading the Rochester factory by installing over $1 million in new state-of-the-art production equipment and technology into the 91 year old factory to support the production of this new Trunk Club tailored clothing line. Schumer explained this new work and this new investment has already enabled Hickey Freeman to hire 15 new employees this year and the company anticipates hiring approximately 50 more workers to support this production expansion. Production of the new Trunk Club tailored clothing, including suits, jackets, and pants has just begun this month.
Schumer said this is the largest deal yet for the factory since 2013, and is a testament to the commitment made when Grano Retail’s Luxury Men’s Apparel Group (LMAG) purchased the Hickey Freeman Tailored Clothing factory that the company would expand work and grow jobs in Rochester. Schumer praised Grano Retail’s LMAG for yet once again making good on its promise to invest in Hickey Freeman’s Rochester workforce and thanked and commended Truck Club for investing in made-in-the-USA and the skilled workforce here in Rochester.
Schumer has actively worked with Hickey Freeman’s owners, Grano Retail’s Luxury Men’s Apparel Group (LMAG), to grow the business in Rochester since they first purchased Hickey Freeman in 2013. Schumer has supported the owners’ plan to add work and grow jobs at the Rochester factory. Last year, Schumer joined Hickey Freeman CEO Stephen Granovsky to announce that Hickey Freeman would help produce Team USA’s blazers for the Olympic Opening Ceremony and shorts for the Closing Ceremony.