McIntosh Labs Binghamton factory plans to add dozens of workers

The Macintosh Laboratory plant located on the South Side of Binghamton has hired new employees in recent months and the workforce is expected to grow even more.

The well-known manufacturer of high-end audio equipment has operated a production facility on Chambers Street – off Conklin Street – since 1956.

Directional sign at the McIntosh Laboratory on Chambers Street. (Photo: Bob Joseph / WNBF News)

A directional sign at the McIntosh Lab factory on Chambers Street on June 23, 2022 (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The company is part of the McIntosh Group, which was acquired this month by Highland Partners, a Texas-based private investment firm.

About 170 people are now working at the Binghamton site, said Julia Liscarpo, director of communications for the Mackintosh Group. She said in an email that there are plans to increase the workforce to 200 before the end of the year.

An addition has been made on the east side of the Mackintosh facility in Binghamton. (Photo: Bob Joseph / WNBF News)

An addition has been made on the east side of the Mackintosh facility in Binghamton. (Photo: Bob Joseph / WNBF News)

Last September, McIntosh Lab announced an expansion project at the Chambers Street plant to provide additional space for the metal shop, manufacturing operations and final assembly. Liscarpo said the project is due to be completed this summer.

Charles Randall will continue to serve as President of the Macintosh. Liscarpo said the Macintosh had no plans or intentions to move the sites. “We plan to continue working at the Binghamton plant,” she said in her email. She wrote: “We love Binghamton and here we are to stay!!”

A production area at the McIntosh Labs plant on September 14, 2021 (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

A production area at the McIntosh Labs plant on September 14, 2021 (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

Although the McIntosh Group employs “cross-pollination of thinking and creativity” with its other brands, Lescarbeau writes, “All finished goods and finished products are proudly made in Binghamton, with a few technologies imported from experts and top manufacturers around the world.”

The McIntosh Group describes itself as the leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of high-end home audio equipment worldwide. In addition to McIntosh Labs, it also includes Sonus faber, Fine Sounds UK, Sumiko Audio and Fine Sounds Benelux.

Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia has been a huge fan of McIntosh’s Binghamton-made loudspeakers. Photo: Bob Joseph / WNBF News

Grateful Dead guitarist Jerry Garcia has been a huge fan of McIntosh’s Binghamton-made loudspeakers. (Photo: Bob Joseph / WNBF News)

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