Textile Cone Denim Reopens in Nicaragua

During the course of the year, the U.S. textile company will restart operations in the country.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The start-up would initially create 700 new jobs.

"The secretary of the National Free Zone Commission (CNZF), Alvaro Baltodano, and executive director of the Nicaraguan Association of Textiles and Apparel (Anitec), Dean Garcia, confirmed to the press that the reopening of the company is underway and will become official in the coming weeks,” according to an article at Laprensa.com.ni.

The company had requested the Ministry of Labor, in March 2009, a temporary closure for an initial 14 months.

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Nicaragua: Reopening of ex Cone Denim Plant Confirmed

October 2013

With an investment of $35 million and under the name Pride Denim Mills the textile the plant will restart operations in early 2014.

The textile company, which was acquired by Grupo Karim’s de Honduras announced the creation of "600 jobs to produce about 28 million yards of denim a year, which is the production capacity of the plant," noted an article in Laprensa.com.ni.

Honduran Businessmen Announce Reopening of Textile Plant

September 2013

Under new management and Honduran capital, the textile plant in Nicaragua will resume operations in the next few weeks.

The information was confirmed by Dean Garcia, executive director of the Nicaraguan Association of the Textile and Apparel Industry (Anitec). "We are in coordination with representatives who bought the company and we are looking to see if it is likely that operations will start before the end of this month", he said.

More Investment in Textile Industry in Nicaragua

February 2013

Hansae, a textile company founded on South Korean capital, will later this month open the new "Gilberto Cuadra" industrial park, investing $12 million in equipment.

According to Joseph Adam Aguerri, president of the Superior Council of Private Enterprise (COSEP), the company will begin its work in late February in Niquinohomo, Masaya, generating initially one thousand jobs, however it is expected that in the next 90 days the number will rise to 3000.

Negotiations for Purchase of Cone Denim Textile Factory

April 2012

European investors are to acquire the Cone Denim Plant in Nicaragua, which has been closed for 3 years and could reopen in late 2012.

"It is a fact that this year the Cone Denim plant will be reopened. We're just waiting for the (purchase) negotiations to be completed," confirmed Dean Garcia, executive director of the Nicaraguan Association of Textile and Apparel Companies (Anitec), according to Laprensa.com.ni.

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