Cartex, a subsidiary of U.S.-based Hanes Brands which has produced men’s underwear for export around the globe from Costa Rica for the last 40 years, announced it will close its operations in Costa Rica and lay off all of its 1,250 staff. The company said its Costa Rica operations would be relocated to Vietnam, where the firm already has a manufacturing presence.
We moved here from Bowling Green, Kentucky where Fruit of the Loom used to be the largest employer and now is just a shell of it’s former self. The only thing left there are some corporate jobs.
So if you have a textile factory that you would like to get rid of, invite us to move into town. Within a few years, the factory will move.