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South Korea-Based Hansae Selects Garner, North Carolina for Manufacturing Complex

Hansae Co Ltd., a leader in the global apparel industry based in South Korea, will invest up to $2 million to locate its first U.S. manufacturing operation in Greenfield North Business Park in Garner, North Carolina. The project is expected to create 10 jobs initially.

Hansae’s Garner facility will focus on producing personal protective equipment (PPE) for the U.S. market, according to Garner economic development.

“Opening our facility in North Carolina was an easy choice,” Vice President of Strategic Sales Hermann Chiu said. “The environment is conducive to establishing a business, and the pleasantness of the people in North Carolina has made the process simple. The facility will focus on surgical masks, and we have plans to expand to other products in the future depending on the market conditions. We look forward to commencing our operation in the last quarter of 2020. The business will be run under Hansae’s subsidiary AMP [Apparel Manufacturing Partners].”

“North Carolina is thrilled to add Hansae, one of Korea’s foremost textile companies, to our growing list of international corporate citizens,” said Korey Howard with the Economic Development Partnership of North Carolina. “We look forward to continuing to support the growth of their Garner operation, both through the EDPNC office in Seoul as well as stateside.”

“We are proud to welcome Hansae, an international company, to Garner. They’re helping fight the pandemic by opening a manufacturing facility that will produce PPE,” said Michael Haley, executive director of Wake County Economic Development. “These are challenging times, but we must continue to grow and welcome new companies to Wake County. Hansae will join a network of over 700 foreign-owned firms in the Research Triangle region. This will further strengthen our international business community.”

Hansae Co. makes clothes for several popular U.S. apparel brands, including GAP, H&M, Old Navy, Ralph Lauren and American Eagle.

“We are excited to have a company like Hansae join the Garner business community. During these uncertain times, the access to PPE has never been more important. Having a company like Hansae here producing PPE will only help ensure that people around this country will have access to much-needed PPE products. We look forward to continuing to see Hansae grow in our community,” Garner Mayor Ken Marshburn said.

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