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brooks brothers polos First look inside new Maurices headquarters
the corporate offices are taking shape built out under metal wall studs and sheetrocking. The seventh floor, which includes a massive mock department store, will serve as the hub and hearth for the headquarters’ roughly 450 employees. More than 100 associates have been recruited or volunteered to take part in planning the move. They’ve divided into multiple teams one for housewarming to ease the transition for fellow associates, one to plan grand opening events and one to oversee a “clean start” that will ensure unnecessary clutter built up across the company’s multiple downtown Duluth locations won’t make it onto the moving trucks. “Everyone wants to know how much they can bring with them,” said Kaitlin Jablonski, a Maurices technical designer who ensures clothing sizes remain uniform across multiple vendors. As a member of the housewarming team she’s tasked with helping to provide a guidebook for associates as they encounter new phones and modern adjustable desks. In two waves, they’ll finish work on a Friday and show up the following Monday to the new building. While the new digs figure to inspire, she said her team is acknowledging the move won’t come without stress. “I like to look at my role as someone who creates excitement and energy during the change,” said Sirois, who is also tasked with helping to determine which physical files from the company’s litany of file cabinets need to make the move and which can be destroyed. The idea behind months of moving preparations, explained the associates, is to make the transition seamless keeping business flowing with no dip in production. “I think the associates definitely understand,” Sirois said, adding that by the time the move arrives, “It’s going to be second nature.”Workers confer in what will be the lobby of the new Maurices building. The door handle is a wooden block that slides on runners back to open and forward to seal the door closed.

“Redneck door handle,” said superintendent Scott Nelson of McGough, the main contractor on the site of Maurices’ new $80 million, 11 floor corporate offices.

The make do aspects of the building are vanishing quickly, Nelson explained. Sometime soon, the exterior elevator, the skip, that takes the site’s roughly 160 workers scurrying up and down the structure will be taken down as the permanent interior cargo elevator is put into use. Gone throughout the structure are the temporary sideline style heaters as the building is utilizing its own furnace system.

Almost 18 months in, the new headquarters for the Duluth based women’s clothing retail chain remains on target for a late April opening.
brooks brothers polos First look inside new Maurices headquarters