Millen Jockey plant phasing out sewing operation

Jockey International, Inc. announced today that it will phase out sewing operations at its Millen, Georgia sewing plant. Sewing production at the Millen plant will be phased out over the next several months. The decision will affect approximately 200 employees.

According to Edward Emma, president and chief operating officer, "Jockey plans to consolidate the Millen sewing production into other Jockey-owned plants and Jockey contractors." Mr. Emma added, "The decision to shift the Millen sewing production was made after a careful review of the costs of continued sewing operations in the U.S."

Mr. Emma said, "Jockey regrets the impact the elimination of sewing production will have on our Millen employees," and he stated that "Jockey will provide severance pay, benefits continuation and job skill training assistance to all impacted Jockey employees."

Jockey, headquartered in Kenosha, Wisconsin, is a 130-year-old manufacturer and marketer of apparel products sold throughout the world.