Hundreds of jobs leaving Fort Payne

Feb 2, 2011 Full story: WAFF-TV Huntsville 9

A major Fort Payne employer is closing up shop. Wednesday morning Gildan began informing employees that they will shut down the remaining operations in DeKalb County and move the jobs to Central America.

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Socks Are Us

Coudersport, PA

#1 Feb 4, 2011
I never made a sock in my life. I am proud of those who stuck it out to the bitter end, but it don't have to be the end of socks made in the USA. Fort Payne must have at least 25 buildings that could re-opened into sock mills. Is it not possible for all the people who owned sock mills to form an organization among themselves and open one mill, there are lots of people in our nation who are willing to help. Look what Glenn Beck and citizens from across our country did for Wilmington OH. What if small businesses started opening new stores under the Name, Socks R US. We sell socks made in The USA.There are millions of our countrymen looking for products Made In The USA. Why not get in touch with Cabela's, Sportsman's Warehouse, Bass Pro. We could market millions of socks to truck stops across this country. We don't have to lay down and quit because Gildan sold you out. The sock business was here before anyone. Millions of people would pay a dollar extra for socks made in the USA. There is no doubt in my mind that we have the people in Fort Payne and DeKalb County who can put this venture together without the help of politicians.
Old lint head

Coudersport, PA

#2 Feb 4, 2011
Im in, when do we start! God Bless America!
fish

Kissimmee, FL

#3 Feb 10, 2011
First the Mexican people came to make socks
now they send the socks to Mexico to be made.
Socks Are Us

Coudersport, PA

#4 Feb 10, 2011
Why is Renfro going wide open while all the mills bought by Gildan being closed?
ABD from Fort Payne

Gadsden, AL

#5 Jun 29, 2011
I think CENTRAL AMERICA IS GUATEMALA ,HONDURAS ETC,NOT MEXICO!LOL
ABD from Fort Payne

Gadsden, AL

#6 Jun 29, 2011
the new immigration law wants to send illigal people back to their contry,and now americans wants to follow,they claim that this illegal poeple are taking their jobs!!!!dont understand!the governer needs to check all that,economy will go worst!
atlantageekfreak 30127

West Blocton, AL

#7 Jul 9, 2011
hope every major business shuts its doors in dekalb perhaps then the county government,and fat cats who make a fortune at the so called co-op utilities will feel the pinch.
jekyl

Fayette, AL

#8 Jul 10, 2011
atlantageekfreak30127 wrote:
hope every major business shuts its doors in dekalb perhaps then the county government,and fat cats who make a fortune at the so called co-op utilities will feel the pinch.
?????, Hope all you want but that sounds like some pretty selfish, stupid wishing, you want everyone in DeKalb in the poor house?
Anonymous

Orlando, FL

#9 May 2, 2012
Do something to bring more jobs for Americans! Stop catering to illegal mexicans. Downtown looks trashy!! If all of you voted in some good people in maybe the area would grow. But as it stands now, the place is a ghost town and looks horrible. The town needs more revenue and stop letting the your local government pocket all the money. get someone in that will put the money into growing the town. It's very sad to see that a beautiful place let to go down the pot.

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