Fabrics manufacturer to invest $3.1 million to purchase HanesBrands plant in Virginia

Jan. 9, 2023
The $3.1 million investment, which includes the facility and its equipment, will allow 96 current employees to keep their jobs and create 44 additional positions.

Apex Mills has agreed to purchase a former HanesBrands plant in Virginia. The $3.1 million investment, which includes the facility and its equipment, will allow 96 current employees to keep their jobs and create 44 additional positions. According to the Virginia Economic Development Partnership, Apex Mills will fulfill contracts for the Hanes clothing brand, as well as optimize the facility to increase production.

In a recent quote, said Jonathan Kurz, Apex Mills President and Chief Executive Officer , said, “The Apex Mills family of companies has been manufacturing Made in the USA textiles for 80 years, and as part of our dedication to support and grow the domestic textile industry we are continually seeking facilities and communities committed to this same goal. When we became aware of the imminent closing of the HanesBrands Woolwine operation and learned more about the rich tradition of textile manufacturing in Patrick County we ultimately made the decision that this was where we wanted to locate our next fabric formation facility. The skilled workforce in the Woolwine, Stuart, and surrounding communities, as well as the support we have received from the county and the state, have made this opportunity one which we are proud to be a part of.”

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