The Hugo Boss men’s clothing factory in Brooklyn, Ohio that was slated to shut down in April will stay open. Keystone Tailored Manufacturing LLC, part of the Chicago-based W Diamond Group Corp., is purchasing the facility.
The sale will save about 160 jobs, however, Hugo Boss still plans to leave. Last December, the clothing company announced it would be relocating its manufacturing facility outside the U.S. The Ohio facility is its only manufacturing center in the country.
CMRJB Workers United communications director Carlos Ginard told NBC Cleveland affiliate WKYC, “We are extremely happy for the city of Cleveland that we are able to come up with a new agreement with a new company, W. Diamond Group, so all the former Hugo Boss workers will get to keep their jobs.”
Keystone Tailored Manufacturing LLC has a commitment to domestic manufacturing. It currently produces Hart Schaffner Marx suits in Chicago, a favorite of President Obama.