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Eden, N. C., December 1, 1969
New Lines Introduced At Sales Meeting
November 7-9. The
, The Fieldcrest sales meeting was
this year at the Boca-Raton Hotel,
6rne of the meeting was
The program began with a general
j^®eting on Friday morning, opened by
■ ^I. Traey, division vice president and
^fieral sales manager, who discussed
® Volume goals for 1970.
He then presented F. W. Green, pres-
^,®nt of the Fieldcrest Marketing Di
llon who welcomed the sales orga-
Nation, reported on the success of the
jSst yggj, gjjjj discussed the special chal-
and opportunities of the years
-The outstanding success of the Yves
j,,' Laurent Collection, introduced by
j^'aldcrest in May, 1969, was outlined
j? H. A. Brown, Jr., division vice pres-
.,®9t-merchandising. Striking store dis-
newspaper ads and store sales
j^'^cess reflect the enthusiastic response
this new collection.
Brown presented the new addi
tions to the Yves St. Laurent Collection
on slides and special visuals. W. M.
Stark, division vice president-design,
introduced the three new one-looks for
Interesting audio-visual techniques
and live models were used to demon
strate the relationship of the new one-
looks to ready-to-wear fashion trends.
Each department manager displayed
new merchandise for Spring, 1970 and
directed the presentations toward spe
cific goals for the year.
A report by G. W. Moore, president
of Fieldcrest Mills, Inc., on the progress
in all of the divisions of the company
and on the role of the sales forces in
the achievement of these goals con
cluded the Friday meeting.
At the Saturday general meeting J. P.
Robertson, division vice president-ad
vertising, stressed the emphasis being
placed on fashion in the new national
advertising campaign. He stated that
the Yves St. Laurent Collection will con
tinue to receive major national adver
_^6achers and administrative personnel
j, the Eden City Schools were guests of
j^Hdcrest Mills in November for a
^'^heon program and tours of the mills.
^ The group of about 225 had lunch
gth company officers at the Meadow
Country Club. They then were
jj®9sported by chartered busses to the
Ij ®5®Head High School auditorium for a
Robert A. Harris, senior vice presi-
manufacturing, described Field-
^^-^^bert A. Harris,
operations and reviewed the
^chers Guests For Meeting And Mill Tours
brief talk on Fieldcrest’s personnel poli
John M. Hough, superintendent of
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In Rug Sales Division
Ben W. Binford has been appointed
sales manager of the Karastan Market
ing Division of Fieldcrest Mills, Inc.,
effective January 1, it was announced
by Walter B. Guinan, president of the
Mr. Binford will succeed John F.
Deery whose promotion to vice president
of sales for Karastan was made known
It was also announced that Thomas
G. Bentley will succeed Mr. Binford as
territory manager in the Pittsburgh area.
James Turner will be territory manager
for New York state and Pennsylvania
succeeding Mr. Bentley.
Mr. Binford joined Karastan in March,
1967. His background features consider
able sales management experience in
the carpet industry.
of the Company. He discussed
opportunities at Fieldcrest and
gjj'* of the Company’s efforts to provide
Working conditions for employees.
Part of his presentation, Mr. Har-
showed a film on the domestics pro-
entitled “Fieldcrest Is Fashion”
Si film on Karastan narrated by
(JlT^ven H. Newton, vice president-in-
v^^^l relations, presided and made a
Hectors of Fieldcrest Mills, Inc.,
Of 0 declared a quarterly dividend
per share, payable December 19
olders of record December 8.
tising efforts and then dislayed national
ads of the new one-looks which will
appear in many prominent consumer
magazines this spring.
The photography used in the new one-
looks national ads conveys an atmos
phere of quality, beauty and fashion
and presents a look that is unique in
the national advertising of our industry.
Group meetings took place after the
Saturday general meeting. The final
sessions took place Sunday morning,
with group and regional meetings. The
sales meeting was brought officially to
a close at noon by Mr. Green.
Harold W. Whitcomb, chairman of
the board of Fieldcrest Mills, Inc., has
been elected president of the North
Carolina Textile Foundation, an organi
zation that gives financial aid to the
School of Textiles at North Carolina
In addition to other assistance, the
Textile Foundation provides scholar
ships for students in the Textile School.
At present, approximately one of seven
students is on full or partial scholar
ship, these awards being , financed by
direct industrial gifts and substantial
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