McIntosh Laboratory, the maker of high-end audio gear, needs more space at its production site on Binghamton's South Side to meet global demand for its products.

The company, which has operated for nearly seven decades on Chambers Street, is planning an addition to the facility.

McIntosh president Charles Randall said the company is busier than ever. When production resumed after the Covid pandemic shutdown early last year, orders "went absolutely crazy."

Randall said people around the world wanted to upgrade their audio systems as they were spending more time at home.

High-end audio equipment is assembled by hand at the McIntosh facility on Binghamton's South Side and then shipped around the world. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)

The company is preparing to expand its plant to provide additional space for its metal shop, fabrication and final assembly operations.

Speaking on WNBF Radio's Binghamton Now program Wednesday, Randall said he hopes the expansion project can be completed by next spring.

The company is awaiting the approval of the city planning commission.

Randall said McIntosh nearly 160 people now are working at the Binghamton facility. He said several additional workers have been hired in recent months.

The company is still hiring. Randall said McIntosh could use between 15 and 20 more people for manufacturing at this time. He anticipates needing another 20 workers after the addition is finished.

McIntosh Laboratory produces a wide range of equipment, including amplifiers, receivers, speakers and media streamers. (Photo: Bob Joseph/WNBF News)
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