With this new acquisition, Handesbrands will now have a total of 13 industrial plants in Honduras, generating some 12 thousand jobs.
"This new acquisition allows us to consolidate our operations and provide greater value to our supply chain in the country," expressed Roberto Mayr, vice president of Operations in Honduras for Hanesbrands.
Hanesbrands announced that it will close a sewing factory in Choloma makes underwear at the end of the year.
Hanes Brands is investing $2.2 million in a new plant for making garments in its facilities in the north of the country.
The operations manager Manuel Castillo, told Laprensa.hn that the investment is for "... a new plant called H2, which we started in January this year. It is an investment of $2.2 million including equipment for making clothes, sewing machines, molding garments and cutting."
With the opening of its sixth garment production plant, the company has made a total investment of $200 million since its arrival in the country in 1992.
Keny López wrote in LaPrensagrafica.com: "'This new Hanesbrands project called 'El Salvador Socks' entails the creation of 500 jobs which would double within a period of 12 months when the plant is operating at full capacity,' said Ron Gburek, vice president of weaving for Hanesbrands Inc. 'Production in El Salvador will go to retail stores across the United States. The plan is not to supply the Central American market, but we would eventually earmark a portion of production to this market' explained Gburek.”
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