Fruit of the Loom Creates 1,000 New Jobs in Kentucky
CHICAGO (AP) _ Fruit of the Loom Inc. plans a $12 million expansion of its Kentucky operations that officials say will create 1,000 new jobs.
The projects include cutting, stitching and trimming plants in Princeton with work for 450 people, in Cambellsville with work for about 350 people and one in Franklin that will employ 250 people.
The investment includes $1 million in state economic assistance funds for the Princeton plant, the underwear maker and Kentucky Gov. Brereton C. Jones announced on Monday.
The expansion will bring Fruit of the Loom’s Kentucky work force to 10,000, including existing plants in Frankfort, Jamestown, Greensburg and Bowling Green. The company is based in Chicago and controlled by Farley Inc.