Carhartt has announced that it plans to expand its operation based in Dearborn, bringing 125 new jobs to our state.

Carhartt manufactures premium workwear, outdoor apparel, and footwear.

Michigan Chosen Over Other Locations

The project is supported by a $937,500 performance-based grant from the Michigan Business Development Program, making Michigan a viable competitor, beating other locations that were vying for the expansion.

According to the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, Carhartt's expansion is expected to generate a total capital investment of about $4.65 million in addition to creating 125 new jobs.

Whitmer Praises the Move

In a statement, Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer praised the company for its decision to expand in Michigan, noting the importance of manufacturing jobs to our state's economy.

“My administration has been laser-focused on growing our economy. We’re working hard in a bipartisan fashion to ensure Michigan’s business climate and talented manufacturing workforce can thrive and create more jobs. That work paid off over the last year, as evidenced by the investment and growth by longstanding companies like Carhartt continuing to invest in Michigan,” said Governor Whitmer. “This investment by Carhartt, which will create 125 high-wage jobs in Southeast Michigan, is great news for workers, their families, and our economy as we continue putting Michiganders first.”

Carhartt currently employs 644 people in Michigan and more than 5,500 company-wide.

The Michigan brand says it plans to expand in many areas, including product design, digital marketing, customer care, and operations.

For more information about job openings within Carhartt, click the careers page on the company's website.

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