Honduras: $6 million in Textile Factory

While some clothing manufacturers are leaving the country, Gildan has decided to expand its operations with a new plant.

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

The new plant in which the textile company Gildan will invest more than $6 million will be ready in 12 months, and will have the capacity to produce 1.5 million kilos of fabric per week, employing 1500 workers.

The decision to extend the program reflects the confidence the company has in the country, which contrasts with other companies in the industry who have chosen to settle in other markets, driven by the decline in competitiveness and increased production and labor costs .

An article in Laprensa.hn notes: "Marco Castro, Vice President of Finance at Gildan, argues that "investing in the country is a good alternative." They are not stopping significant investment because "we believe in human resources, we believe in the organizations that support the legal-judicial system and trust that there will be a way through the various laws which will allow the the maquila industry not to be affected."

Gildan's total investment in the five plants in operation is about $1,7 millon. The firm owns three textile plants with production capacity of 1.2 million kilos of fabric. It also has two plants that make socks that together produce 60 million dozen a year. "



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