Hanesbrands Inc. will close three sewing plants in Central America

By the end of 2008, Hanesbrands is expected to substantially close plants in El Salvador, Honduras and Costa Rica, affecting 5,100 employees.

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Hanesbrands Inc. in Winston-Salem, NC, continues to consolidate its U.S. and Western hemisphere operations and increase production in Asia.
The latest supply chain streamlining, expected to be completed by the end of summer 2009, will consolidate production through nine plant closures in five countries in the Western Hemisphere. The move will affect 8,100 employees, of which 875 are in the U.S. It also will complete the migration of the company's large knit-fabric textile production from the United States.

"We are making significant progress in expanding our supply chain production capability in Asia and consolidating into fewer, larger facilities located in lower-cost countries around the world," Hanesbrands Chief Executive Officer Richard A. Noll said. "Globalizing our supply chain and eventually balancing production between Asia and the Western Hemisphere, is a critical plank in our strategic efforts to reduce costs, improve product flow and increase our competitiveness."

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Hanesbrands El Salvador to Hire Additional Employees

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Textile company Hanesbrands expects to hire three thousand employees in the following months.

Edwin Zamora, vicepresident of Operations, explained that "this new three thousand positions are needed for growing requirements in our already installed facilities".

"Hanesbrand developed a strategy for handling the crisis and anticipating its effects.

El Salvador: Manufacturing Increases Due to Vertical Integration

February 2009

The recovery in tailoring and textile exports is due to cost savings generated by specialization in niche markets and from the integration of the production line.

Data from the Central Reserve Bank indicate that, in 2008, assembly exports increased 12.5% compared to 2007. This growth was encouraged by the specialization of different businesses, which has favored the vertical integration of the sector.

Hanes brands Group expands Honduras operations

October 2008

Hanesbrands acquired the assets and commercial operation of Industry Embroidery which was up to then property of the Kattan Group.

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.

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