April 13, 2016:
Fruit of the Loom to Hold Ribbon-Cutting for Palmetto Center Expansion in Berkeley County
BOWLING GREEN, KY – After finalizing construction, Fruit of the Loom will officially open the expanded Palmetto Distribution Center in Summerville, South Carolina, with a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 15, 2016. This major expansion, which will create 50 jobs in Berkeley County in 2016, primarily focuses on the growth of Fruit of the Loom’s e-commerce and intimates’ businesses.
“Due to the state’s logistical capabilities, the location of our Summerville center made it the ideal place for growth,” said Rick Medlin, President and CEO of Fruit of the Loom. “The ribbon cutting ceremony will officially launch a new chapter for Fruit of the Loom and our growing e-commerce and intimates’ divisions. We’re excited to add more hard workers from Berkeley County to our team so we can better service our customers.”
Located at 1116 Business Park Road in Summerville, the 402,000 square-foot addition more than doubles the original 350,000 square-foot building. The center, which has not sent anything to a landfill since 2011, will remain a landfill-free operation and is LEED certified.
“Berkeley County is extremely grateful for Fruit of the Loom’s investment of both money and people with this expansion,” said Berkeley County Supervisor Bill Peagler. “Fruit of the Loom has been a great corporate citizen in Berkeley County, and I look forward to assisting Fruit of the Loom anyway I can to continue to grow and succeed in Berkeley County.”
Fruit of the Loom, Inc., 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 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, Inc., actively seeks ways to be best-in-class in social and environmental responsibility in the communities it serves around the world. For more information, visit fotlinc.com.