Week of March 12, 2001
In this week's edition:
Clemson to host tire conference
CLEMSON, SC - Clemson University is hosting the 16th Tire Industry Conference March 21-23 at the Hyatt Regency at Hilton Head, SC.
Participants will benefit from 27 technical and market-oriented presentations on the interaction of technology and business from leading manufacturers, regulatory agencies and associations and publications and consultants.
Among presenters will be representatives from KoSa's Tire Cord business unit and Honeywell Performance Fibers.
Those who would benefit include industry engineers, research scientists, technology and production managers, as well as managers of all types.
For more information, call Kay James at (864) 656-2200 or visit www.clemson.edu/success.
Mayfair Mills to close three plants
ARCADIA, SC Mayfair Mills, Inc. will close three plants due to current market conditions, leaving 425 people out of work, Frederick B. Dent Jr., company president, announced Thursday.
The closings are the first in company history, according to a company spokesperson.
Affected operations include the Mayfair Plant here, the Lincolnton Plant in Lincolnton, GA, and the Starr Plant in Starr, SC. Terminated employees will be given preference for any job openings at other company sites, Mayfair said.
The consolidation was made necessary by the failure of an agreement on February 13 with a second party that would have refinanced the company so that full operations could have been continued, the company said in a statement. This was due to the unexpected inability to obtain financing for the project.
WestPoint Stevens to close yarn plant in SC
WEST POINT, GA WestPoint Stevens, Inc. announced that, in the continuation of its Eight-Point Plan of restructuring, it will close its Whitmire, SC, Plant, which produces yarn for the companys greige sheeting plants.
House, Senate vote to repeal OSHA safety rules
WASHINGTON Following the lead of the U.S. Senate, the House Wednesday voted to repeal new OSHA workplace safety regulations, one of President Clintons last legacy-building actions before leaving office.