Hanesbrands Invests $200 Million in El Salvador

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.

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

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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Hanesbrand Completes Move to El Salvador

December 2009

The textile company ended the last step of this process by installing in El Salvador its product development team.

This operation will create 51 jobs in the country.

Edgardo González, product development manager, told Laprensagrafica.com: "We are optimizing our capacity and knowledge in the region, and considering that this center is located close to the production plant, it will make it easier and faster to share information on new products entering the manufacturing process".

Hanesbrands opens facility in El Salvador

February 2009

The new facility from the US Company Hanesbrands, located in San Juan Opico, La Libertad, will generate 644 jobs.

Elsalvador.com publishes: "The company is engaged in cloth and garments such as socks, brassieres, panties and sport clothing."
"The US Company promises to generate some 1.300 jobs by the end of the year, assured its Vice President of Operations for El Salvador, Edwin Zamora."

Hanesbrands Inc. will close three sewing plants in Central America

October 2008

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

Hanesbrands Inc. in Winston-Salem, NC, continues to consolidate its U.S. and Western hemisphere operations and increase production in Asia.

Free Trade spurs sales of Accesorios Textiles S.A.

June 2008

Accesorios Textiles S.A. invested 1.5 million dollars to provide labos to manufacturers of garments sold in the United States under the free trade agreement.

This Guatemala company is an example of the multiplier effect of free trade. Since the middle of 2006, when the agreement went into effect, it has invested more than 1.5 million dollars to buy machinery, expand facilities, and hire personnel to diversify its production.

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