Fruit of the Loom

Dedicated Workforce Influences Fruit Of The Loom Expansion in Summerville

July 2, 2014

Fruit of the Loom announced plans to expand the company’s Berkeley County distribution center to help service Fruit of the Loom’s growing e-commerce and intimates businesses. The $26 million investment is expected to create 49 new jobs by 2016 and will more than double its size by expanding the center an additional 402,000 square feet to the current 350,000-square-foot building.

$26 MILLION

Expansion

49

New Jobs

Served By

Berkeley Electric Cooperative

“Fruit of the Loom has been a great business partner for the past eight years and we are excited that they plan to expand in our territory. It’s always good to hear the president of a major corporation tout dedication of workforce as a major reason for expanding in your region.”

– Dwayne Cartwright, President and CEO, Berkeley Electric Cooperative

“As our e-commerce and intimates businesses continue to grow, we are committed to strategically developing state-of-the-art systems and facilities to better service our customers. The location of the current Summerville facility coupled with our dedicated workforce make it the ideal place to grow.”

– Rick Medlin, President and CEO, Fruit of the Loom

“The site selection process originated with SC Power Team, as we assisted Fruit of the Loom with its exploration of South Carolina as a potential location for its distribution center. It’s wonderful to see them so rooted in our state and the additional jobs this expansion brings is great news for Berkeley County.”

– Donald “Rusty” P. Reed, Senior Vice President, Community Preparedness, SC Power Team

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