By  on October 3, 2008

NEW YORK — The economic downturn is weighing heavily on Hartmarx which announced Thursday that it will close a sewing facility in Missouri and eliminate some 150 jobs. The cutting positions at that facility will remain.

The news came as the Chicago-based concern posted results for another tough quarter. Revenues for the three months ending Aug. 31 fell 8 percent from $135 million to $124 million. The company’s net loss for the period was $2.4 million, or 7 cents per diluted share, compared with a half a million dollar gain in the same period last year. The company has not posted a net gain thus far in 2008.

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