Hanesbrands plans to close nine plants by the end of summer 2009, with most of the sewing production in Central America moving to new Asian facilities.
“Globalizing out supply chain,” says Richard Noll, Hanesbrands chief executive officer, “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.”
Hanesbrands plans to increase its Asian workforce from 4,000 today to 6,000 by the end of 2008.
In addition to the brand Hanes, the company also markets Champion, Playtex, Bali, Just My Size, barely there and Wonderbra.
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