Textiles http://wunc.org en The Struggle For Workers Rights In The 1970s South http://wunc.org/post/struggle-workers-rights-1970s-south <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p><span style="font-size: 10pt; font-family: Tahoma, sans-serif;">In the 1970s,&nbsp;the&nbsp;small town of Roanoke Rapids, North Carolina was dominated by the J.P. Stevens textile mills, which controlled many aspects of its workers' lives.&nbsp;</span></p><p> Wed, 22 Jan 2014 16:43:46 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 29315 at http://wunc.org The Struggle For Workers Rights In The 1970s South The Rebirth Of The North Carolina Textile Industry http://wunc.org/post/rebirth-north-carolina-textile-industry <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p><p><span lang="en-US"><font size="2"><span style="font-size:11pt"><font color="black">For decades, the textile industry was an essential part of North Carolina’ economy. But the industry took a huge hit in the early 2000s due to outsourcing and high rates of automation. </font></span></font></span></p> Tue, 26 Nov 2013 16:34:43 +0000 Nicole Campbell & Frank Stasio 26413 at http://wunc.org The Rebirth Of The North Carolina Textile Industry HanesBrands Buys Maidenform In $547 Million Deal http://wunc.org/post/hanesbrands-buys-maidenform-547-million-deal <p>Winston-Salem based HanesBrands is buying bra maker Maidenform for approximately $547 million. The deal would add several brands to the company's already existing line of Playtex, Wonderbra and Hanes. The company hopes the acquisition will increase profits as well as production.</p> Wed, 24 Jul 2013 21:12:35 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 19556 at http://wunc.org HanesBrands Buys Maidenform In $547 Million Deal Mayodan Mill Coming Down http://wunc.org/post/mayodan-mill-coming-down <p><strong>Jeff Tiberii:</strong> In between the railroad tracks and the Mayo River rests a once vibrant building. The windows of this former Washington Mills factory have long since been bricked up and no one has worked inside for 13 years. On the back side of the building is a gaping hole, and on this cool winter afternoon, workers are dismantling what has become a symbolic eyesore.<br><br><strong>Bill Morehead:</strong> It was the backbone of the community, while it was running. It kept people working; they made a living, a good living.<br> Sun, 26 Feb 2012 22:27:00 +0000 Jeff Tiberii 3193 at http://wunc.org Mayodan Mill Coming Down