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One of the most obvious essential industries that are often overshadowed by electronics, steel and automobiles is the production of clothing. First organized as a corporation in 1903, the P.H. Hanes Knitting Company has been working to keep North Carolinians with the heavy union suit (known as the 'long-handles'). The company has been expanding and innovating since then, the brand name label being sold across the country by 1914. And in 1960 a new selling organization has marketed the Hanes Red Label mark of men's and children's socks.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 20 Issue 6, November 1962, p108-109, 177, por
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31110
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In 1906, Globe Parlor Furniture Company began operations with 15 employees in High Point, North Carolina. Today, the company has a 100,000 square foot space to create and quality products bought by thousands of dealers. President of Globe, Mr. Henry Foscue, has been at the helm for over 15 years and is also a tireless civic leader for the state.
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Founded in 1875, R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company has grown from a small tobacco manufacturing partnership to multiple city plants and manufacturing. The Reynolds Company also has the distinction of producing the nation's largest-selling cigarettes: Camel, Winston, Salem, Prince Albert, and Days Work.
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North Carolina made a determined step toward the development of heavy industry when Carolina Steel--a division of Florida Steel Company--began construction on a $3.3 million plant near Charlotte, North Carolina. From ore refining to fabrication, the already impressive plant is built to take on expansion in each process of steel production.
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Caldwell Furniture Company in Lenoir, North Carolina is celebrating its 53rd year of steady growth as the furniture manufacturing center of the south. The company uses Blue Ridge Mountain timber, and the manufacturing mill is equipped with all the latest in wood-working machinery and tools on a fully converyorized system.
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31119
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Thanks to naturally occurring high grade materials and Tar heel initiative, North Carolina leads the nation in brick output. The Boren Clay Products Company is one example of the state's ingenuity in developing new ways to do things better with brick.
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31115
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Cornell-Dubilier has been in operation for over 50 years as the leading manufacturer of capacitors and related electronic components. Now with multiple divisions in Fuquay Springs, the company produces HAM radios, special automotive delays, and heavy-duty vibrators.
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31127
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Vicks VapoRub was a pioneer in 1894, born and bred in North Carolina and quickly spread across the country and the world. Created in Greensboro, North Carolina by Lunsford Richardson, VapoRub is distributed by the Vick Manufacturing Division of Richardson-Merrell Inc., and has become the world's leading relief of colds. The Vick Manufacturing Division is one of twelve major divisions of the enterprise that focuses on ethical pharmaceutical drugs prescribed by physicians; proprietary drugs as advertised for the public; veterinary drugs for animal health and productivity; and chemicals and plastics packaging.
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31124
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Founded in 1933 by Dr. W.C. Davidson, first dean of the Duke University Medical School, and George Watts Hill, the Hospital Care Association (HCA) is North Carolina's oldest non-profit, public health service plan. One of 76 Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans which have combined for national enrollment of over 60 million people, began in a one-room office in Raleigh. But now, with growth and progress, approximately 3500 business and industrial firms cover their groups with the HCA.
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A familiar sight on expressways from Boston to New Orleans are the black and orange insignia on the trucks of Thru-Way J--the Johnson Motor Lines System. The trucks of the Charlotte-based motor carrier shuttle between the south and north, carrying tons of goods to feed the nation's economy. In just 16 years the company has gone from doing less that $400,000 worth of business annually to exceeding $24 million, with 35 terminals and 9200 miles through 16 states.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 20 Issue 6, November 1962, p152-153, por, map
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31122
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Southern Dyestuff Company (Sodyeco), located in the heart of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, was founded in 1936, and in just more than a quarter of a century has become the leading supplier of sulfur dyes to the American textile industry. With a staff of chemists, engineers, and technicians, Sodyeco emphasizes research and development, and recently a development in a low-cost, vat-dyed colorfast denim has been a major milestone for the company.
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31126
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Holly Farms Poultry Industries, Inc. of Wilkesboro, North Carolina is the largest integrated boiler production organization in the state of North Carolina, and one the five largest in the nation. Started in 1947 when businessmen saw a need for local processing for ready-to-cook poultry, the organization has expanded from 5000 birds a day to 150,000 in an eight hour capacity per day.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 20 Issue 6, November 1962, p140, 166-167, por
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31128
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Significant business developments have occurred in American Enka Corporation's progress in 1962. One of the nation's leading produces of man-made yarn and fibers, Enka recently broke ground on a new multi-million dollar nylon and polyester yarn plant and announced the expansion of the nylon plant near Asheville to increase capacity in heavy denier yarn.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 20 Issue 6, November 1962, p146-147, 174-175, por
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31125
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For 73 years, American granite has been quarried and shaped in Mount Airy, North Carolina for buildings, bridges, and memorials throughout the United States. The North Carolina Granite Corporation has pushed ahead with modern machines and methods quarrying and cutting Mount Airy granite, considered one of two best known building granites in the country.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 20 Issue 6, November 1962, p133, 168-169, por
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31129
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Organized in 1950, the Piedmont Natural Gas Company is hooked onto the Transcontinental Gas Pipe Line running from Texas to New York to bring natural gas to the Carolinas. In 1961, total assets were worth $45 million, and a $6 million expansion is underway for extended gas services in 1962.
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We the People of North Carolina (NoCar F 251 W4), Vol. 20 Issue 6, November 1962, p148-149, 175, por