BROOKLYN, OH. – U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-OH) met with workers and union leaders at the Hugo Boss plant in Brooklyn today. The site is home to the only U.S. manufacturing facility of the German company, which announced it would shutter operations at the Brooklyn facility in April 2010. Brown discussed the future of the plant and outlined ways to support the Northeast Ohio economy during this time.

“Ohio workers and the Brooklyn community deserve a fair shake from Hugo Boss,” Brown said. “If Hugo Boss plans on continuing to sell a large volume of its clothes in America, the company should think long and hard before closing its only U.S. manufacturing facility. Ohio workers – and American consumers – deserve better.”

Last month, Hugo Boss announced that 300 workers would be affected by the closure. Hugo Boss plans on moving its production operations to low-wage facilities overseas.