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Wed May 22, 2013

Hickey Freeman Plant May Be Sold Again

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There's the possibility that the Hickey Freeman plant in Rochester could be sold again.  The CEO of the company that operates that plant, Doug Williams, has confirmed for WXXI News that he's in talks with a Canadian company, Samuelsohn, which is interested in buying the Rochester clothing factory.

Williams says this deal would be a positive move for the local Hickey Freeman plant, and could add jobs here.

Hickey Freeman now employs nearly 400 workers in Rochester.  If the deal goes through, there's no word yet exactly how many more jobs could be added locally.

Senator Chuck Schumer says union officials are also in favor of the potential purchase by the Canadian company.