Hopkins Co.: Expansion means 300 new jobs

New Media Producer: Amanda Lents

The Carhartt Distribution Center is expanding in Hopkins County.

The clothing company is doubling the size of its facility in Hanson and adding up to 300 new jobs. The groundbreaking is set for this fall and should be completed by 2009.

Carhartt closed its garment manufacturing plants in Hopkins and Webster counties in June. The expansion will replace some of those lost jobs.