American Enka Corporation came to Asheville in 1928 and later moved its corporate headquarters there. The company produces mostly rayon. After a career with Hercules, Inc., Philip Barton Stull came to Asheville in 1959 as president and board chairman. When he stepped down as president in 1967, gross income had risen from $95 million in 1962 to $185 million by 1967. Total employment rose from 6,300 to 10,000 for the same period due to expanded production.