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American Apparel Awarded New Contracts for work to be completed in 2011


American Apparel was awarded several new contracts for work to be completed in 2011. American has been selected to provide the Marine Corp Fire Resistant Organizational Gear Shirt and Trouser, as well as the Multi-Cam Army Combat Coats being utilized by the troops in Afghanistan.

The contracts, which total more than $50 million, will prevent the layoff of some 400 workers and allow for the hiring of  some new employees in a time when existing contracts are bing completed.

There will be more than a $500,000 investment in new equipment and the conversion of 40,000 square feet of warehouse space into additional manufacturing space.

The work for these new contracts will include efforts atmany of American's manufacturing facilities located throughout Alabama.

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