Fruit of the Loom announced plans to expand the company’s Summerville, SC, distribution center. The addition will add 402,000 square feet to the current 350,000-square-foot building, more than doubling its size. The expansion is expected to bring 49 new jobs to Berkeley County by 2016 and will primarily help service Fruit of the Loom’s growing ecommerce and Intimates businesses. The building will remain a landfill-free operation, as recognized by the State, and is expected to be LEED certified.
“We could not be more excited to announce the expansion of our Summerville distribution center,” said Rick Medlin, President and CEO, Fruit of the Loom. “As our ecommerce 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.”
Construction will be managed by Columbia, SC-based MB Kahn Construction Co. The company is proceeding with regulatory requirements necessary to move forward with the project, and expects to break ground in September 2014 and be completed by August 2015. Fruit of the Loom worked cooperatively with the SC Department of Commerce and Berkeley County on the economic incentive terms of the expansion.
About Fruit of the Loom
Fruit of the Loom is a global pioneer, specializing in the design, manufacture, and marketing of a number of iconic family apparel, athletic apparel, and sporting equipment brands including Vanity Fair, Fruit of the Loom, Spalding and Russell Athletic. Each and every one of our brands practices the relentless pursuit of better, by striving to create innovative apparel and equipment that fits well, feels great and helps make amazing things possible. Fruit of the Loom, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway, actively seeks ways to be best-in-class in social and environmental responsibility in the communities it serves around the world.