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Amco news. volume ([High Point, N.C.) 19??-19??, October 01, 1987, Image 1

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M tll]l dains'lllillis Amco N0WS Unibed W^y S| Volume 43, Number 3 October 1987 M Sponsors lympics Festival “It was one of the greatest things ever to happen in North Carolina and the extraordinary success it en joyed gives all North Car- olinas reason to be proud." That’s how Adams-Millis Chairman J.H. Millis Sr. summarized the 1987 Olym pics Festival staged in North Carolina. Adams-Millis was a "Bronze” sponsor for the event which attracted more than 3,000 athletes from all over the country. More than 460,000 fans watched the events in Greensboro, Ral eigh, Durham, Chapel Hill Cary and at Kerr Lake. Signifying its par- AHM Post Is Millis Family Tradition . .-few Mike Ryan Carries Torch As Adams-Millis Employees Carry Banner. ticipation as a Festival spon sor, Adams-Millis received a bronze medal which will be displayed in the Company headquarters. A few days prior to the Fes tival, many Adams-Millis employees in High Point participated in the Olympic Festival torch run as it was carried through the city. It was about 10 a.m. on July 15 that the flame was carried down English Street to be passed to Senior Vice Presi dent of Administration and Human Resources Mike (Continued On Page 6) IJ.H. Millis Jr. Addresses Alabama Group The chairmanship of the National .Association of Ho siery Manufacturers is be coming a Millis Family affair. When James H. Millis Jr., Adams-Millis Senior Vice President for Marketing and Product Development, be came N.AHM Chairman in June, he is the third member of the Millis Family to hold the position. James H. Millis Si’, earlier held the post as did the late J. Ed Millis. Working with the N.AllM is nothing new to Millis who was Vice Chairman last year and served four years as chairman of the organ ization's Legislative Regu latory Committee. This year as Chairman, Millis has adopted the slogan “Sustaining .A Com petitive .Advantage." “That's what we want to do. both domestically and glo bally." he said. “I think we have turned the corner with the import situation. I feel much more comfortable although imports still are growing. They are not grow ing as fast." Millis said the value de cline in the U.S. dollar has helped the situation but that producti\ity through ad- \’ances in technology has done so as well. Inflation in some Third Woi’ld countries which were exporting hosiery to the I'nited States also has been a factor. The additional import pressure which the industry has felt tor some time makes it more important to be pro active rather than reactive to compete successfully. In a speech to an audience in Fort Payne. Alabama, dur- *ing National Hosiery Week activities. Alillis com mented. “There is an awful lot of talk these days about competition and being able to stay in business. And this is a very competitive busi ness worldwide. You and I compete every day with the whole world! (Continued On Page 7) 0 Years Of Service On November 8 Dot Clark ill celebrate half a century ith Adanis-Mil4is Cor- loration. Despite her 50-year tenure, « the assistant supervisor of olding at Plant 3 says she idoesn't have any plans to re tire. “As long as I feel good, why not work?,” Clark said. “I just take life as it comes.’ She’s worked in many areas iSince joining the company in 1937 including riders, folding. shipping, box stock and pack ing. “Anywhere they needed me, that’s where I was,’’ she said. “I’ve had a good time with my work here.” The Wake County native who has lived most of her life in Kernersville said she rec alls many experiences there, including the work done dur ing World War II. “I remember them saying, ‘Bring those army socks on. We’ve got to keep those boys feet warm,”’ Clark said. Dot Clark United Way Tour Several Adams-Millis employees recently toured several United Way agencies in High Point in preparation for the 1987 fund raising campaign. From left are Nancy Bethea, Sample Department; Treva Palmer, Accounting Department; Jeanette Alston, Plant I; and Mareta Howell, Silver Knit. Adams-Millis Chairman J.H. Millis Sr. commented, “I en courage you to open your hearts and give generously . . . Let’s show our community that Adams-Millis employees care about others.”

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