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Fruit of the Loom to Expand South Carolina Facility, Add US Jobs

Fruit of the Loom, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., announced plans to expand the its Summerville, S.C. distribution center. The addition will add 402,000-square-feet to the current 350,000-square-foot space, more than doubling its size.

With the new addition, Fruit of the Loom plans to bulk up its workforce by adding 49 new employees to the facility by 2016. The new jobs will primarily focus on servicing the company’s e-commerce and intimates businesses.

Rick Medlin, Fruit of the Loom president and CEO, said, “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 there make it the ideal place to grow.”

Fruit of the Loom opened the Summerville facility eight years ago. The company expects to break ground on the expansion in September 2014 and be completed by August 2015. The building will remain a landfill-free operation and is expected to be LEED certified.