Jeans Factory Closes in Costa Rica
Cimer announced it will close its Levi´s jeans and Dockers production plant operating in Costa Rica.
Monday, November 22, 2010
Centro Industrial Manufacturero El Roble (Cimer), said in a press release that the closing shall occur gradually through January 2011 and that 230 employees will be relocated to other industrial enterprises in the area of Cartago.
In order to improve their competitiveness in the manufacturer of uniforms and baseballs Rawlings Costa Rica will move its uniform line to El Salvador, laying off 200 workers.
"Selim Guatemala S.A." was one of the few producers of colored yarn in the country.
With an investment of $35 million and under the name Pride Denim Mills the textile the plant will restart operations in early 2014.
Five Free Trade Zone companies have applied for temporary suspensions and, with these five, it would be seventeen that have already been affected in the first quarter of the year.
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