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Pocket change

...private-sector employer. SALES: $772 million (2001) HISTORY: Avondale was founded in 1895 and is headed by G. Stephen Felker, great-grandson of the founder. In 1996 it acquired the five Augusta-area mills operated by The Graniteville...
Businesses save by flying

...Citation corporate jets is based in Monroe, Ga., but the jets are flown in and out of Aiken on a weekly basis. G. Stephen Felker Jr., a spokesman for Avondale Mills, said the company is able to manage the business with fewer people and have...
Metro | Daniel Field
All plants might close

...say. "Without the train derailment and chemical spill, we were challenged. With it, we were destroyed," CEO G. Stephen Felker said in a letter to employees. On Jan. 6, 2005, two engines of Norfolk Southern train 192 crashed into a parked...
Metro | Aiken County Council
Textile lawsuit blames damage on Norfolk

...away and left us to clean up the mess they created. We are now dealing with their lawyers." - Avondale President G. Stephen Felker, in The Avondale Sun, a company publication
Spending, exports have hand in manufacturing stability

...six company employees and did widespread damage to company facilities. Avondale Corporate Develop-ment Manager G. Stephen Felker Jr. vowed that things will work out. "We're financially in good enough shape to make it through and stay solvent...
Lifting quotas could weave jobs' shroud

...Mr. Dupree said. Although Avondale officials did not return repeated calls for comment, the company's CEO, G. Stephen Felker, expressed his concern to a House subcommittee on trade last September, calling China's trade policies "enormously...
Avondale Mills to modernize Graniteville plants

...a priority for the company since it first purchased The Graniteville Co. for $255 million in April 1996, said G. Stephen Felker, chairman and chief executive officer of Avondale Inc. - the parent company of Avondale Mills. However, as many...
Metro | Aiken County Council