New ties to factory found

Posted: December 12, 2012 at 4:19 a.m.

Documents uncovered at the Tazreen garment factory in Bangladesh where 112 workers died in a fire two weeks ago indicate that not one but two U.S. apparel makers supplying goods for Wal-Mart Stores Inc. were using the factory around the time of the fire. Two days after the Nov. 24 fire, Wal-Mart said in a statement that it had stopped authorizing production at Tazreen and that despite that move, a single supplier, later identified as Success Apparel, had “subcontracted work to this factory without authorization and in direct violation of our policies.”

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