American companies making a difference in their communities

Charge d’Affaires, Brendan O’Brien, visited the American company Asheboro Elastics, located in Ilopango, San Salvador. This elastic factory, originating in North Carolina, started its first manufacturing plant in El Salvador in 2006. Currently, they employ 205 Salvadorans and have invested more than five million dollars in the 18 years of operation in the country.

Thanks to its scholarship program, more than 47 employees have benefited from scholarships to start their studies at university, master’s degrees or the English language. Additionally, as part of its social responsibility program, the company has a biological and chemical treatment plant to treat the water used during the dyeing process and be able to reuse it.