A shirt factory in Garland, North Carolina, that once made shirts for U.S. presidents closed its doors last year.
The Garland Shirt Company was a cut-and-sew facility for Brooks Brothers, the famed clothing retailer who filed for bankruptcy after more than 200 years in business.
The facility was Garland’s largest employer and when it closed its doors, it took 150 jobs with it.
Fortunately, it’s been announced that the facility will get a second chance as it’s been purchased by Cayenne Acquisitions Group LLC.
After more than a year sitting vacant, Cayenne’s purchase means the facility will re-open.
Later this summer, the company is expected to begin operating again, producing clothing for multiple designers and the military.
More than 100 jobs are expected to be produced by the end of this year, with 180 envisioned within three years.
Garland Mayor Winifred Hill Murphy said the town is “ecstatic” and that they “finally feel a ray of sunshine” after a difficult year.