Chapman recently completed the renovation of a 100,000 sf state-of-the-art clothing manufacturing facility for Southwick Clothing in Haverhill. Southwick, which was recently acquired by the company that owns apparel retailer Brooks Brothers, relocated to the Haverhill facility from its previous Lawrence facility.
Chapman performed major electrical and mechanical upgrades to the manufacturing center. The facility employs about 300 workers and houses more than 500 sewing machines, 56 pressing machines, high-tech Gerber pattern marking and cutting systems, and a pressing line. The project also included the build-out of office space, and the addition of a cafeteria and bathrooms. On April 23, Southwick celebrated its 80th Anniversary and held a ribbon cutting ceremony which was officiated by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick and Brooks Brothers Chairman and CEO Claudio Del Vecchio.
Senior Project Manager Adam Bowen explained that the project was a great opportunity for Chapman. “From the beginning, this was a very exciting and challenging project to be part of. We were thrilled not only to be working for Southwick Clothing, but to be a member of the team working on a project that would keep hundreds of jobs here in the United States,” he said.