BLUE jeans-maker Levi Strauss will close its last manufacturing and
finishing plants in north America. The 150-year old company plans to close its sewing and finishing operations in San Antonio, Texas, by the year-end, costing some 800 jobs. It will also close two sewing plants in Edmonton, Alberta and Stoney Creek, Ontario, and a finishing centre in Brantford, Ontario, where 1,184 workers will be displaced. The work will be outsourced to other countries.


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