History in the making.

The West Edge Factory, located in Westmoreland, West Virginia on the outskirts of Huntington, dates from about 1930 when it was built to accommodate local cast iron and ceramic heater manufacturer A.F. Thompson. In the 1960s, Brooklyn-based clothing manufacturer Corbin, LLC, took over the factory; the company found success making flat-front men’s trousers, suits and sports coats, and other garments for both men and women that were sold throughout the United States. By 1988, Corbin’s annual revenues reached $50 million and the company employed over 1000 workers in its several southeastern West Virginia plants and outlet stores. But in the early 2000s, the company changed gears, abandoning its brand to become a men’s clothing wholesaler. In 2002, Corbin closed the Westmoreland plant and laid off its workforce before declaring bankruptcy the following year. Although another clothing manufacturer acquired many of Corbin’s assets, it declined to purchase the Westmoreland plant.

Meet The West Edge Team!

Meet our team at West Edge Factory! Our diverse backgrounds make us strong. We work hard to provide a safe space for dreamers and doers to explore and expand their crafts.

Past Events


Vernon Street: The Corbin Story

Fashion Show

partners & tenants

We have amazing people making a difference in our local community and across Appalachia. Learn more about some of our partners and tenants at West Edge.