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Hanesbrands upgrading Va plant

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) — Clothing maker Hanesbrands Inc. is planning to upgrade a Virginia facility, retaining 215 workers and adding 50 additional jobs.

Gov. Bob McDonnell said Friday that the company will invest $1.6 million to add new high-speed fabric manufacturing equipment at the plant in Woolwine.

McDonnell says the investment and upgrade ensures the continued vitality of the company's textiles operation in southern Virginia.

Winston-Salem, N.C.-based Hanesbrands also operates a distribution center in Martinsville that employs about 400 people.

The Virginia Tobacco Indemnification and Community Revitalization Commission approved $305,000 for the project.

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