Articles in regional publications that pertain to a wide range of North Carolina-related topics.
for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 20 Issue 5, Oct 1962
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The P.H. Hanes Knitting Company began in 1903 with 150 employees in a plant just north of Winston-Salem. Today the company has grown to 4,500 employees. The article traces the history of the company. The name Hanes is synonymous with hosiery, socks, and undergarments.
Carolina Steel, a division of Florida Steel Corporation, has opened its new $3.3 million plant near Charlotte. The plant uses scrap as its â€œore,â€ and sixty car-loads per month bring it to the mill. The article presents information on changing scrap into steel at the plant.
National Spinning Company was founded in 1920. The company opened its first North Carolina plant in Washington in 1953 and a second one at Whiteville in 1959. The company's wisdom was questioned because the plant locations were in areas of unskilled labor. Today these successful operations have a workforce of over 700 and annual payroll of over $2 million.
Fifty years ago Gurney Harriss Kearns left a successful career as a furniture industry executive to venture into the field of hosiery manufacture. Today the company he founded in High Point, Crown Mills, Inc., is one of the country's leading hosiery producers. The article traces the history and growth of the company.
Holly Farms Poultry Industries, Inc., located in Wilkesboro, is the largest integrated broiler production organization in the state. The company began in 1947 and is one of the five largest in the nation. The article presents information on the company's development and how the chickens are processed.