Footwear maker New Balance is looking to expand its U.S. manufacturing with a new 102,418-square-foot factory in Londonderry, N.H., which would employ 450 workers when the project is completed.
New Balance representative Jim Petropulos said the 17-acre property “is intended to be the sixth U.S. manufacturing facility for New Balance,” the Londonderry Times reported. Petropulos said the proposal calls for seven loading docks on the west side of the building along with 10 spots for trailers. The plan also includes a one-story building that will contain offices and manufacturing space.
New Balance recently broke ground on a $65 million expansion project at its Skowhegan, Maine, factory, expected to be completed by the end of 2024.
In a statement, the company said it is “proactively working to innovate and expand its domestic supplier network for its Made in U.S. footwear” and is driving “new automation and robotics opportunities to enhance associate safety and ergonomics and increase productivity.”