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When the Roxboro Cotton Mills planned an expansion in 1919, they chose the John W. Ferguson Company of New York and New Jersey. The company sent George W. Kane to do the job. When he finished the work, citizens of Roxboro prevailed on him to remain with his family and start his own business. Kane did. Today, George W. Kane, Inc., started in 1920, is the state's fourth largest building contractor and 303rd largest in the nation. The Winston-Salem campus of Wake Forest University was built largely by the Kane corporation.