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Augusta Canal | The Augusta Chronicle

...envisioning that Augusta could one day become "the Lowell of the South." Built by 1847, a saw and gristmill and the Augusta Factory were the first of many factories that would eventually line the canal. In 1989, the Georgia State Legislature created...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/topics/places/augusta-canal
Augusta factory is mold for success

...traditionally organized its plants during its first 100 years in business." The model was so successful that the Augusta factory's productivity levels during the mid-1960s were about 30 percent higher than those of other detergent plants...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/16/bus_422284.shtml
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Dart Container plant manager passionate about manufacturing

...1 billion.Other than the signs and a few minor policies, not much has changed at the 375,000-square-foot Augusta factory since the merger, Benedict said.The company's local plant employs about 320 workers and continues to ship polystyrene...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2013-04-21/dart-contai
Sales tax collections down in Augusta for third month

...the bill takes effect in January, officials can only estimate its impact because they don't know how much each Augusta factory was paying in sales taxes.Russell took the drop as further evidence that Augusta needs a dedicated retail development...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/government/2012-11-12/sales-tax-collections-do
Augusta factory turns 60

The next time you use a polystyrene cup, you might be picking up a piece of Augusta's history.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/local-business/2007-12-23/augusta-fac
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Governor thanks Augusta factory

During the past two years, Augusta's Procter & Gamble detergent plant racheted up production to avoid a shutdown from its parent company's cost-cutting program.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/05/14/bus_372522.shtml
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Mattel to close Augusta factory

Mattel, hit by declining sales and tough times this year, announced Tuesday it will close its plastic toy factory here, putting about 60 employees out of work. The layoffs are part of the world's biggest toymaker's plan to cut 3,000 jobs, about 10 percent of its work force, in an effort to revive its slumping sales and profits, company officials have said. Grady Brown, Senior Vice President of Mattel's U.S. Operations, was in Augusta on Tuesday to talk to employees at the plant. Most employees' last day of work at the factory will be July 30, he said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/22/bus_259612.shtml
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Mattel to close Augusta factory

Mattel, hit by declining sales and tough times this year, announced Tuesday it will close its plastic toy factory here, putting about 60 employees out of work. The layoffs are part of the world's biggest toymaker's plan to cut 3,000 jobs, about 10 percent of its work force, in an effort to revive its slumping sales and profits, company officials have said. Grady Brown, Senior Vice President of Mattel's U.S. Operations, was in Augusta on Tuesday to talk to employees at the plant. Most employees' last day of work at the factory will be July 30, he said.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/04/21/bus_259521.shtml
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Pocket change

...household-products company was founded in 1837 by candle maker William Procter and soap maker James Gamble in Cincinnati. The Augusta factory, one of the first tenants of the Miracle Mile Industrial Park, was built in 1962. In 1998, the plant began a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/11/09/bus_389888.shtml
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Employer spotlight

...household-products company was founded in 1837 by candlemaker William Procter and soapmaker James Gamble in Cincinnati. The Augusta factory, one of the first tenants of the Miracle Mile Industrial Park, was built in 1962. In 1998 the plant underwent a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2002/06/23/bus_345393.shtml
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