A Canadian company that makes T-shirts, underwear, socks and other clothing plans to spend $20 million to expand a distribution center in Eden, N.C.
But the expansion is contingent on Gildan Activewear receiving economic incentives to help offset the cost, said Genevieve Gosselin, a spokeswoman for the Montreal-based company.
She declined to discuss details of potential incentives, but added: "We're very positive that incentives will be approved."
Charles Winkler, a spokesman with the N.C. Department of Commerce, declined to comment on possible incentives for Gildan.
Gildan's plans call for increasing capacity about 40 percent at the 650,000 square-foot facility in Rockingham County, about 100 miles northwest of Raleigh. The operation distributes T-shirts, polo shirts and other products to wholesale customers, and employs about 280 people.