Alabama company loses major military contract


CENTRE, Ala. (AP) — American Apparel, which operates four factories with 1,100 employees in Alabama, is protesting its loss of a contract to produce U.S. military uniforms.

Company spokesman Chuck Lambert told The Post of Centre, Ala., that American Appeal learned last month that the contract was awarded to a competitor in Alaska. Lambert said that company uses workers in Puerto Rico for most of the cutting and sewing work.

He said American Apparel has filed a protest with the General Accounting Office, and it has 90 days to review the protest.

American Apparel's Alabama plants are in Centre, Selma, Oneonta and Opp.

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