Led by brothers Owen and Charlie Merrow, this family-owned conglomerate, with its roots stretching back to 1838, has evolved into a diversified powerhouse employing over 200 dedicated staff members. In a remarkable feat of sustained excellence, Merrow was honored as the Manufacturer of the Year in Massachusetts for two consecutive years, 2017 and 2018. These accolades were just the beginning. The company’s innovative edge was further recognized with the 2018 MassINC Gateway City Innovation Award and the 2017 Constellation Supernova Award. Bristol Community College also acknowledged Merrow’s significant contributions to regional growth with the 2019 Cornerstone Entrepreneur Award, cementing its status as one of the fastest-growing entities on the South Coast of Massachusetts.
The Merrow headquarters, an impressive 300,000 square-foot facility, stands proudly on a sprawling six-acre campus in downtown Fall River, with strategic outposts in the vibrant cities of Los Angeles and Miami.
As of 2023, the figures speak volumes:
- 300,000 sq. foot Headquarters & Manufacturing hub
- Over 200,000 unique products inventoried in Fall River
- A thriving direct-to-consumer base with 30,000 customers
- An expansive network of 1,600 B2B equipment resellers
- Robust relationships with 150 B2B soft goods retailers
- A global footprint with sell-through in 93 countries
- Cultivation and growth of 25 Merrow Portfolio Brands
The Merrow Group's portfolio is as diverse as it is impressive:
The Merrow Sewing Machine Company: The original cornerstone of the Merrow legacy, building a global presence with exports to 93 countries through merrow.com and activeseam.com.
Merrow Manufacturing: A beacon of American manufacturing, creating Berry-compliant technical sewn products at scale. www.merrowmfg.com
Merrow Superior: Positioned as the premier wholesaler of sewing industry parts across the Americas. www.supsew.com
TIGIR: The Textile Innovation Group for Instrumentation and Research, leading the charge in soft goods development with a focus on instrumentation, automation and data collection. www.merrowedge.com
Merrow Investments: A strategic arm dedicated to nurturing and investing in Merrow's burgeoning operations.
Merrow DTC Brands Group: An eclectic mix of wholly-owned brands, including hydestore.com, emblemedge.com, and a host of others, each carving out its own niche in the market.
Merrow Medical: A forward-thinking provider of sustainable medical products serving the North American healthcare industry through merrowmedical.com.