October 24, 2008

Levi Strauss Philippines

Sad to know that Levi Strauss to close Manila plant. Levi’s is one of our customer for Bar coding and now we loose one big customer. This is resulting in the loss of more than 250 jobs. This company has been operated the plant for almost 34 years.

Surely many buyers will miss this Levi’s but as rumors says Levis’ jeans is still exists. Only their Manila plant will be closed. And just Last July 2008 it’s officially closed. We already pulled-out our Bar code Printer from them. We provide it as Service unit. Hoping that they can recover their losses.

Here’s some more information about Levi Strauss & Co.
Source: Britannica Concise Encyclopedia
Leading U.S. manufacturer of casual and active clothing, noted especially for its blue denim jeans. The company traces its origin to Levi Strauss (1829–1902), a Bavarian immigrant who sold dry goods to miners during the California gold rush. Hearing of the miners' need for durable pants, he hired a tailor to make garments out of tent canvas, later substituting denim. In 1873 he and an associate received a patent for the copper riveting they used to strengthen their pants. The company's most spectacular growth occurred after 1946, with the decision to concentrate wholly on manufacturing clothing under its own label. In 1959 it began exporting, and during the 1960s Levi jeans became enormously popular worldwide. The company went public in 1971 and was returned to private control (by Strauss's descendants) in 1985.

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