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for We the People of North Carolina Vol. 28 Issue 12, Dec 1970
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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.
Lowe's Stores, Inc. is headquartered in North Wilkesboro where the business started in 1921. Currently, there are sixty-five Lowe's stores operating in ten states and selling building materials, hardware, and all sorts of merchandise for the home. Anderson recounts the history of this enterprise.