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Robert C. Schroeder is president of the Charlotte-based Celanese Fibers Operations. In this article, Schroeder discusses how imports are the major problem facing the man-made fiber industry and the textile industry. These industries are making themselves more cost-competitive by improving technology and automating production.
Textile plants using technology virtually unknown before the 1970s are called \"Star Wars Plants\" in the industry. Plants in towns like Erwin, Wagram, and Cordova that have converted to the new high-tech equipment are not the noisy dusty plants of the past but clean, quiet ones that can out one hundred yards of cloth an hour. Seymour discusses the new technology's effect on the industry.