On Jan. 8, Levi Strauss closes its last U.S. plant in San Antonio, Texas, making its jeans, once quintessentially American, into an import in their homeland.

The closing of the San Antonio plant leaves 800 workers without jobs, although the company says it will offer training to its employees. It ends 150 years of Levi's being made in the U.S.

The company's corporate headquarters will remain in San Francisco, California and contract work at some U.S. plants will continue. But the bulk of the jean manufacturing will be carried out in countries where labor is much cheaper than in the U.S.

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