According to reports in Textile World magazine, Montreal-based apparel maker Gildan Activewear will soon begin construction of a new yarn-spinning plant in Mocksville, NC.
The plant represents a $142 million investment by Gildan in the Mocksville location – an increase of $30 million from the original plans announced in late 2013. Plant size has been increased from 650,000 square feet to 700,000 square feet, and additional spinning equipment will be added to the facility. When complete, the plant is expected to add 290 jobs to the local economy.
Gildan has been actively expanding its U.S. production in the Southeast. The company opened its first yarn-spinning facility in Salisbury, NC, in February, and construction on a second Salisbury site is now underway. Gildan is also refurbishing and modernizing its existing facilities in Clarkton, NC, and Cedartown, GA.
As reported earlier this year by Cotton Grower, several domestic firms – as well as Gildan and companies from Mexico, China, India, Brazil, Great Britain, Japan, Switzerland and Korea – announced plans to build or expand existing textile plants in Cotton Belt states.
Source – Textile World