New Balance to open 'Factory of the Future' next year in Methuen


From The New England Council (

“New Balance Athletics, Inc, is moving forward with plans to build its sixth factory in New England. This factory will be the company’s first new manufacturing plant in two decades.

“New Balance is set to open what it calls its ‘Factory of the Future’ in Methuen, Mass., in 2020. This project is supported by the Economic Assistance Coordinating Council of Massachusetts, which has just approved $900,000 in state tax credits. The $33 million project will create 60 new jobs in the 80,000-square-foot facility, focusing on testing advanced manufacturing techniques, 3-D printing, and research and development.’’