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.

According "Cimer will now import and sell the finished product."

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