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There is an excellent book, published in 1962, called The First Sixty Years. There is a. Opt in the ECU Library. It outlines the founding of Imperial from 13 predecessor companies, its expansion, and the beginning of rationalization. There were originally plants in Tifton, GA, Lake City, Mullins, and Timmonsville SC, Fairmont, Kinston, Goldsboro, Greenville, Wilson, Rocky Mount, Oxford, Durham, Winston Salem, Danville, South Boston, Lynchburg, Chase City, Petersburg, and Richmond. Very early, their oldest US plants were in Kentucky but farmer violence, flooding rivers, and development of suitable burley type tobaccos from Malawi and Zimbabwe allowed Imperial to stop purchasing burley in the US by 1952.
I’m trying to locate the Imperial Tobacco company’s research/science building used to test tobacco in Durham NC. I was an employee there, and moved to Wilson with Imperial Tobacco. I am trying to locate the address of the small research building used until 1965. Can you help me. G W Smith
there was an Imperial plant in Fairmont NC through the late 60's
This is and was my dads property he purchased this from dr fulford in 1978,, look at the sign on front and it says Greenville storage company,,this was his start to big things,,I miss this building I knew every inch of it inside and out!
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