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International Business - Companies

Resources needed to find companies operating outside of the U.S.

Find international manufacturing locations

Sometimes, as part of creating a full picture of a company's business, it's helpful to locate where they might have located their manufacturing facilities. In general, there doesn't seem to be one directory or database that provides this information. Generally, it has been necessary to piece the information together using a variety of sources:
a. articles
b. press releases
c. SEC filings
d. Annual reports
e. the company's website
    eg: Fruit of the Loom
          Go to Our Locations
           Fruit of the Loom Europe
           About Us
           Manufacturing (see the index on the left side of the page)
           See the description of a plant in Morocco.

 Many US apparel companies work with a contractor who handles off shore manufacturing .  This is how the US company can often claim no knowledge of conditions or involvement.  For example Fruit of Loom goods are probably made in the same factory as dozens of other brands. 

For an aspect of this phenomenon, try: