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SUPERVISORY TRAINING CLASS—Left to right, front row, Franklin Witherspoon, M'ke
Dineen, Jerry Reese and Philip Hopper; second row, John Harden, Clarence Hale, Jay Via
and Melvin Layman; back row, Charles Moore, Mike Hammock and Steve Hutcherson. Mr.
Hutcherson, of the Domestics Designing Department, is not enrolled for the training but sat
in on this particular session. Roger Borgersen, a member of the class, is not shown. The
instructor, standing, is Kohn Sherrill, director of domestics product development, who taught
a session on synthetics as part of the course in fibers.
Supervisory Training Course Under Way
Shown above is the latest group to
receive concentrated training in the
manufacturing processes and supervis
ory techniques to prepare them quickly
and efficiently for supervisory assign
ments. All of the group except one man
are from within the company.
The supervisory trainees began their
classes September 3 and will end their
studies in February 1969. They will
then be sent to the mills for further
on-job training before being assigned to
assistant foremen’s jobs.
The training is given on a full-time,
company-paid basis and is comprised of
three parts: yarn manufacturing proc
esses plus the related subjects of cotton
purchasing and quality testing; slash
ing, weaving and finishing with such
related topics as designing and fabric
quality; supervisory principles and tech
niques, including courses in labor rela
tions and contract interpretation, safety,
cost control, communication, industrial
psychology, industrial engineering, su
pervisory decision making and problem
Members of the class meet in the con
ference room at the General Offices for
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Customer group from Z. C. M. I. in Salt Lake City, Utah, is shown during visit to
Karastan Rug Mill. From left on front row are: Robert K. Nicoll, Karastan salesman,
Robert Philips and David O. Mackay; back row, Paul Sanders, John Wood, Terry
Berg, Cal Lambert and Lloyd Madsen.
Customer Group Visits Karastan
The Karastan Mill was host recently saw the various processes involved in
to a group of customers from Z.C.M.I. making rugs. They also visited the new
in Salt Lake City, Utah. Included were Karastan Service Center,
store officials, decorators and salesmen. By seeing the actual manufacturer of
They were accompanied by Robert K. rugs at Karastan and our customer serv-
Nicoll of Denver, Colorado, Karastan ice set-up, they were able to obtain a
salesman who serves the account, better insight into the rug business and
The customers were conducted on therefore become better informed when
tours of the Karastan Mill where they talking with their own customers.
“Fieldcrest is a leader in fashion but
we have a lot of competition,” F. E.
Barron manager of the Bedspread oP'
eration, told 25-Year Club members
from the Bedspread and Bedspread Fin
ishing Mills at their annual meeting.
He described the revolution in prod-
uC; styling in which Fieldcrest has lead
the way and told of the tremendous in
crease in the company’s sales in recent
years, particularly those of the Bed
He praised the loyalty and skill of the
long-service employees and thanked
them for their contribution to the com
pany’s success. He discussed future plans
for the Bedspread Mill and told of the
company efforts to be fair to employees.
“I believe that this company is more
concerned with what’s best for peopl®
than any management I know of,” Mr-
J. L. West, superintendent of the Bed
spread Mill, presided at the meeting
the auditorium of the Burton Grove
School. He reviewed the growth of the
mill and congratulated the 25-Year Club
members on their long records.
J. P. Foster, superintendent of the
Bedspread Finishing Mill, told of th®
tremendous expansion in Fieldcrest S
bedspread business and showed some oi
the newest items that have been intro
duced. He, too, thanked the long-service
employees for their valuable service.
Vocal selections were presented by
Betty Stanley, wife of Gene Stanley of
the Industrial Engineering Departmem ,
and daughter of Anne Murphy of the
Bedspread Mill. Nancy Ford was
companist for Mrs. Stanley.
The drawings for attendance prize®
were conducted by Madeline Oaklet
and John T. Tolbert. The prize-winnerSi
who received bedspreads, were Glady®
S. Bryant and Marvin S. Frazier.
O. L. Raines, area personnel managed
presented the following new member®
of the 25-Year Club: Mamie B. Fag^’
Ella M. Hall, Laola B. Harris, Delia E’
Holt, Alma D. KeUy, Addie B. Ligm’
'Troy T. Newman, Calbert C. Richard'
son, Carrie O. Shelton, Herman J. SmE^’
Paul W. Smith and Cora E. Thompsob-
Following the invocation by J. E-
Crowder, Jr., the group enjoyed ^
luncheon served in the school cafete^
THE MILL WHISTE^