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Hickey Freeman signs manufacturing deal with Dillard's
Dillard's Department Store will begin manufacturing its signature clothing lines of suits and sport jackets at the Hickey Freeman Tailored Clothing facility in Rochester.
The deal is expected to add up to 10-15 percent more work volume to the Rochester factory.
The signature line of suits was previously made in Italy.
Senator Chuck Schumer says this is an important step toward continuing Hickey Freeman's successful future in Rochester.
"This partnership between Hickey Freeman Tailored Clothing and Dillard's is another huge win for the Rochester economy," said Schumer. "Once again, a major clothing company has chosen Rochester over Italy; and if that is not a sign of Rochester and Hickey Freeman's strength, I don't know what is."
Hickey Freeman Tailored Clothing will begin manufacturing Dillard's sports jackets and suits this summer, with the first orders expected to be shipped in the fall.