MONTREAL-The Georgia Department of Economic Development (GDEcD) announces the addition of a Gildan yarn production facility in the city of Columbus. Local news outlet WRBL reports that the department disclosed the news on May 7.
The report says the move adds an estimated 80 jobs in the coming months to the local workforce. Roles at the facility include production crew, maintenance, and managerial positions. The new location adds to the company’s yarn-spinning network which also includes facilities in the Carolinas. Chuck Ward, President of Gildan Yarns, cites an investment of more than $400 million in the company’s yarn-spinning operations since 2013, and a workforce of more than 1,4000 people.
“This announcement gives a nod to our infrastructure, workforce, and other business assets that make Georgia competitive,” Pat Wilson, GDEcD commissioner tells WRBL. “I am glad to see Gildan take advantage of these assets and grow in Columbus.”
The new facility marks the latest move by Gildan to grow its operations on the East coast. In March 2018, the company unveiled plans for a distribution center in Jacksonville, Florida. The Northeastern Florida city is home to one of the largest international seaports in the U.S.
To see the original report, visit http://www.wrbl.com/news/local-news/gildan-creates-new-jobs-in-columbus/1164750826.