Williamson-Dickie Manufacturing Co., the Texas-based workwear, apparel and accessories manufacturer owner of the Dickies brand, announced it will close a plant in Uvalde, Texas in early October to move the plant’s operations to Mexico and Honduras.
The company told the plant’s 156 workers that the facility will be relocated effective Oct. 9, according to a letter sent to the Texas Workforce Commission. The Uvalde location is the last plant for Dickies in the U.S. and provides cutting operations for Dickies’ Workwear businesses.
Last year, Williamson-Dickie was acquired for US$ 820 million by VF Corp, a North Carolina-based apparel company which also owns The North Face and Wrangler, among other brands.
Williamson-Dickie operates another facility in Zaragoza, Coahuila, just 120 miles away from Uvalde, which is likely to receive the production work, but it’s worth noting that its sister brand Wrangler also operates a plant in the municipality of Saucillo, in the neighbor state of Chihuahua, that could benefit from the shift.