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New year to bring area jobs

...locations, including plants in Augusta and Graniteville, leaving more than 1,600 people without jobs. Sales of the Woodhead plant - renamed Graniteville Specialty Fabric - and Townsend saved more than 300 jobs. - Pharmaceutical company Pfizer...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/business/2006-12-30/new-year-bring-area-jobs
Business | Savannah River Site | Augusta Economy
PR firm to open office in Graniteville

...Wyatt. Brett Communications worked with Mr. Wyatt last summer when he purchased the former Avondale Mills Inc. Woodhead plant, now known as Graniteville Specialty Fabrics. The firm also helped organize the World Club Championship at Sage...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/04/04/bus_123078.shtml
Business | Aiken County Council
Developers see promise in mill land

...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 almost 400 jobs. Mr. Felker said the company isn't...

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

...bought two Avondale plants in Alabama, saving 450 jobs. Avondale continues to negotiate a sale of Graniteville's Woodhead plant that could save 125 jobs, Mr. Felker said. Reach Tony Lombardo at (706) 823-3227 or tony.lombardo@augustachronicle...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/30/bus_87184.shtml
Business
Officers evacuate area near train wreck

...said at least eight people were dead - most of them workers at Avondale Mills. Two employees died at the Mills' Woodhead plant, two at the Gregg plant and another at the Stevens Steam plant. A truck driver parked at the Gregg plant was found...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/06/met_439209.shtml
Metro | Aiken County Sheriff's Office | Aiken County Council | Midland Valley High School | South Aiken High School
Mill tries to ease pain of workers' families

...Graniteville, was found dead in a wooded area near the Woodhead plant. ? John Laird, 24, of North Augusta, was found dead in a wooded area near Woodhead plant. ? Fred "Rusty" Rushton III, 41, of Warrenville...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/10/met_439544.shtml
Metro
Investigators prepare to enter train wreck 'hot zone'

...Coroner Tim Carlton. They include Willie C. Shealey, 43, from Graniteville, and John Laird, 24, employees at the Woodhead plant; Allen Frazier, 58, from Ridge Spring, and Steven Bagby, 38, from Augusta, at the Gregg plant; and Fred Rusty...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/01/07/met_439239.shtml
Metro
On the move

...Petitt have joined the staff of Professional Lending as mortgage loan originators. Shannon Stello has joined the Woodhead Plant staff of Avondale Mills as a manager of plant performance and human resources. Chase Caldwell has joined the plant...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/1999/11/28/bus_276172.shtml
Business
One year after Avondale Mills closing, former plants find new life

...Plant last year, restoring about 250 jobs. Graniteville Speciality Fabrics has been operating out of the former Woodhead Plant since September. Bought by a group of South Carolina investors, which includes the owner of Sage Valley Golf Club...

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

...rolled past Avondale Mills' former Woodhead Plant on Wednesday. Inside, workers...was worth what he spent. "The Woodhead plant was always profitable, so it...The actual restart of the former Woodhead plant Aug. 21 restored about 82 of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/09/07/met_95647.shtml
Metro | Aiken County Council