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FRUIT OF THE LOOM AND GOVERNOR FORDICE ANNOUNCE 1,000 NEW JOBS AT GREENVILLE, MISSISSIPPI FACILITY

 FRUIT OF THE LOOM AND GOVERNOR FORDICE ANNOUNCE 1,000 NEW JOBS
 AT GREENVILLE, MISSISSIPPI FACILITY
 CHICAGO, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- William Farley, chairman and chief executive officer of Fruit of the Loom Inc. (AMEX: FTL) and Gov. Kirk Fordice, today announced details of the company's acquisition of the former Vlasic Foods facility in Greenville, Miss.
 The company entered into a tentative agreement in May 1992 for the purchase of the 253,000 sq. ft. facility, pending the outcome of an environmental study. That study successfully completed, renovation has begun, including a 40,000 sq. ft. addition. Fruit of the Loom will invest $40 million in the facility in new equipment.
 Approximately 1,000 employees will be hired over the next two years for knitting, dyeing, finishing and sewing production, generating a payroll in excess of $15 million. Several sewing units were installed and operations commenced Monday, Oct. 5.
 "We are very pleased with the quality workforce in Mississippi and the strong leadership, exhibited by state and local officials," said William Farley. He added, "These factors have allowed us to grow our presence in the state to produce the clothes America loves best. We are encouraged that the growing demand for our entire product line enables us to expand our manufacturing operations and create jobs for American workers."
 "This is a proud moment not only for the people of Greenville and Washington County, but for the entire Delta region," said Mississippi Gov. Kirk Fordice. "These 1,000 jobs are a great boost to the area's employment and economy, and where is it more appropriate for Fruit of the Loom to locate its latest facility, than in the heart of the cotton growing region. We are delighted that the company chose to expand its Mississippi operations."
 Gov. Fordice and Bill Farley were joined at the announcement by John Holland, president and chief operating officer, Fruit of the Loom; Jack Moore, president, Fruit of the Loom; John Waldrop, vice president manufacturing, Fruit of the Loom; Harper Young, president, Industrial Foundation; Harry Vickery, president-elect, Industrial Foundation; Frank Self, mayor, City of Greenville; Jamie McGowin, president, Washington County Board of Supervisors; Jimmy Heidel, director, Department of Economic and Community Development; Charlie Bevil, chairman, Economic Development District; Jerry Hafter, president, Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce and Tommy Hart, executive director, Industrial Foundation of Washington County.
 Fruit of the Loom, with its operating headquarters in Bowling Green, Ky., employs approximately 1,250 people in Mississippi, including 1,200 at its facility in Batesville and 50 in Sherman, Miss.
 Fruit of the Loom is a leading global manufacturer and marketer of quality activewear and casualwear for the imprinted and retail market, men's and boys' underwear and women's and girls' underwear. The company employs over 30,000 people in over 45 locations worldwide. Principal brand names include "FRUIT OF THE LOOM(R), BVD(R), SCREEN STARS(R) and MUNSINGWEAR(TM). The company is also a leading manufacturer of infants' and toddlers' underwear and family socks, using the FRUIT OF THE LOOM brand name. All Fruit of the Loom products are "unconditionally guaranteed."
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 /CONTACT: Pamela L. Webber, 312/993-1815 or Mark A. Steinkrauss, 312/993-1889, both of Fruit of the Loom Inc.; Hermine McLarty, Department of Economic and Community Development, 601/359-3449/
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