Textile Cone Denim Reopens in Nicaragua

During the course of the year, the U.S. textile company will restart operations in the country.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The start-up would initially create 700 new jobs.

"The secretary of the National Free Zone Commission (CNZF), Alvaro Baltodano, and executive director of the Nicaraguan Association of Textiles and Apparel (Anitec), Dean Garcia, confirmed to the press that the reopening of the company is underway and will become official in the coming weeks,” according to an article at Laprensa.com.ni.

The company had requested the Ministry of Labor, in March 2009, a temporary closure for an initial 14 months.

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Cone Denim Is For Sale

January 2012

The textile company, a subsidiary of International Textile Group, which invested $100 million in its plant in Nicaragua, now has three interested parties; meanwhile there are still plans to reopen its operations.

The U.S. textile company Core Denim, belonging to the International Textile Group (ITG), could resume operations in Nicaragua which were suspended in March 2009, informed the government, although there is still a chance that the company will be sold, which would imply a reassessment of these plans.

Negotiations for Purchase of Cone Denim Textile Factory

April 2012

European investors are to acquire the Cone Denim Plant in Nicaragua, which has been closed for 3 years and could reopen in late 2012.

"It is a fact that this year the Cone Denim plant will be reopened. We're just waiting for the (purchase) negotiations to be completed," confirmed Dean Garcia, executive director of the Nicaraguan Association of Textile and Apparel Companies (Anitec), according to Laprensa.com.ni.

Woven Fabric Production in Nicaragua

November 2012

Millknit Industries will begin operations in early 2013, producing fabrics for clothing companies established in the free zones.

Following the closure of Core Denim in 2009, Nicaragua has had no cloth production, which is a disadvantage for the clothing sector, which has to import its raw materials.

Honduran Businessmen Announce Reopening of Textile Plant

September 2013

Under new management and Honduran capital, the textile plant in Nicaragua will resume operations in the next few weeks.

The information was confirmed by Dean Garcia, executive director of the Nicaraguan Association of the Textile and Apparel Industry (Anitec). "We are in coordination with representatives who bought the company and we are looking to see if it is likely that operations will start before the end of this month", he said.


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