BOWLING GREEN, Ky. — April 6, 2016 — After finalizing construction, Fruit of the Loom officially opened the expanded Palmetto Distribution Center in Summerville, S.C., with a ribbon cutting ceremony on April 15 at 11 a.m. 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.
Posted April 15, 2016
Source: Fruit of the Loom