Avissawella, Sri Lanka
To further diversify its geographical reach, we strategically expanded the operation to Sri Lanka in 2004. The facility, operating on a round-the-clock basis, adds over ten million pounds to the Company’s annual production volume, predominantly focused on knitting and dyeing exclusively.
We obtain water from facilities operated by the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka (BOI). Waste water produced from the manufacturing process undergoes chemical treatment at its wastewater treatment plant prior to being transferred back to the BOI facilities for additional treatment and subsequent discharge into waterways. The BOI regulates the amount of water available to us. Limits on the amount of water available to us have been a principal constraint on the ability to increase production at the Sri Lanka facility. In August 2006, we were able to obtain from the BOI an increase of approximately 75% in its daily water quota