Springs to Shutter Two Plants

February 2005
Home Textiles Today;2/14/2005, Vol. 26 Issue 23, p1
Trade Publication
The article reports that Springs Industries Inc. will shutter two towel plants it acquired in 1995 when it bought out Dundee Manufacturing, with a loss of about 580 jobs. As part of the streamlining process, Springs will consolidate all terry weaving into an existing plant in Hartwell, and all finishing into Griffin. The two plants being closed are Plant No. 5 in Griffin, which affects about 300 workers, and Hartwell finishing, with about 280 workers. Both plants had earlier been the beneficiary of substantial capital spending, as Springs expanded Plant No. 5 and added new weaving and yarn equipment in 1999.


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