Also this week a national manufacturer closed down their plant in the local town just one town over from where we live. Two weeks before Christmas no less! These folks are now without a job. A large majority of these employees are our neighbors and friends. One young couple expecting a new baby in just a few months. Losing their healthcare also will hit hard. Because this company is moving their plant to Mexico. Below is a statement released by their company.
HANESBRANDS TO CLOSE GEAR FOR SPORTS CHILLICOTHE, MO., PLANT
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Oct. 3, 2011) – HanesBrands today announced that it will close its Chillicothe, Mo., apparel decorating and screen-printing plant in December and move production to a new lower-cost company facility in Mexico.
“We regret the loss of jobs for our Chillicothe employees,” said Craig Peterson, Gear For Sports general manager of operations, finance and administration. “The Chillicothe plant is a well-run operation with a tremendous workforce. This decision is not a reflection on the capabilities and dedication of our employees. We would like to thank them for their contributions over the years.”
To maintain competitiveness, HanesBrands is opening a new apparel decorating and screen-print facility in Reynosa, Mexico, that will replace the Chillicothe plant’s production for Gear For Sports and will supply other HanesBrands retail apparel businesses. The new plant will operate with lower costs and higher efficiency, consistent with HanesBrands supply chain strategy of operating fewer, larger facilities in lower-cost countries.
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