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Developers see promise in mill land

...It also is closing its Sibley Mill in Augusta and plants in Alabama. Since the announcement, Avondale sold its Townsend plant and has several buyers interested in its Woodhead plant. Both are expected to keep producing textiles and will spare...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/09/met_88288.shtml
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Sibley Mill to stay open through July

...the schedule. The company continues an attempt to sell off its plants as working mills. It has already sold the Townsend Plant in Graniteville to competitor Parkdale Mills, which will retain about 250 jobs. Parkdale also bought two Avondale...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/30/bus_87184.shtml
Business
Many mill workers must consider career change

...another company will buy Avondale's plants. Competitor Parkdale Mills, based in North Carolina, plans to buy the Townsend Plant, which is expected to save 200 jobs. Others say they'll take advantage of educational opportunities offered by...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/18/met_85800.shtml
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Plant sale could save jobs of 200

...AIKEN - Avondale Mills Inc. has agreed to sell its Townsend plant in Graniteville, a move that will likely preserve...plants it will purchase, the agreement states. The Townsend plant, one of seven Avondale operates in Graniteville...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/08/met_84561.shtml
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Graniteville mills begin 350 layoffs

...Weaving operations have been shut down at the Townsend plant, he said, because there is no way to dye material...those (other) mills, he said. Mr. Felker said Townsend plant employees can apply for jobs at other Graniteville...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/10/05/met_9008.shtml
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Friends talk of wreck's victims

...who worked alongside Ms. Myers at the mill's Townsend plant. "It just seemed like the plant wasn't alive...their shift ended around 8 a.m. Kay Williams, a Townsend plant employee, said she worked in the same threads and...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/11/12/met_434203.shtml
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One year after Avondale Mills closing, former plants find new life

...warehouse companies looking to rent out part of the plant. Parkdale Mills, a North Carolina-based company, bought the Townsend Plant last year, restoring about 250 jobs. Graniteville Speciality Fabrics has been operating out of the former Woodhead...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/07/22/met_136720.shtml
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Graniteville mill reopens, restores 82 jobs

...Woodhead plant Aug. 21 restored about 82 of the 100 jobs that were lost at the facility. Avondale's sale of the Townsend Plant to a North Carolina-based company in July saved 250 more jobs. More than 1,600 people were put out of work when...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/09/07/met_95647.shtml
Metro | Aiken County Council
Building tour reveals damage from chlorine

...250 local jobs will be spared with the sale of the Townsend plant, which produces ring-spun yarn, to Gastonia, N.C.-based Parkdale Mills. Mr. Felker said the Townsend plant is a highly automated, updated facility that manufactures...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/07/19/bus_89406.shtml
Business
Avondale at work to sell plant, retain jobs

...in Graniteville and laying off almost 2,000 people there. The company also has announced the pending sale of its Townsend plant, which is expected to spare an additional 250 jobs. "Anything I can do to save some of these jobs is a top priority...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/21/met_86092.shtml
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