''iel.dcre&t Mn.t,s. 1N& Planfs ot Draper, Greenville, leotevifle. Mount Holly, SmithfWd ond Spray, N. C; PieldalB, Vo.j ColBmbBs, Go. and '(•
Spray, N. C., March 2, 1964
QS-Million Capital Program Announced
Redecorated Blair House Shown At Reception
above at Blair House, the
V?'^&nt’s guest house, during a re-
for donors contributing to its
tia'^^Uon and redecoration are (left to
!'■ “ Mrs. G. W. Moore, Mrs. Dean
Mr. Moore, president of the
Fieldcrest Marketing Division, and Mr.
Rusk, Secretary of State. Fieldcrest con
tributed all of the bed and bath linens
which have been color coordinated for
each bedroom and bath and monogram-
med with the initials of Blair House.
^fety Barbecue Given Sheet Finishing Mill
... cjofn- .T Sr-ntt r.hnwnine. mill sunerintend-
^®cognition of their excellent safe-
in 1863 when they worked the
V,® year without a disabling injury,
W^yees of the Sheet Finishing Mill
enjoyed a barbscue dinner
X by the company.
® barbecue was won by the eni-
of the Sheet Finishing Mill un-
\ ®fms of the 1963 safety contest in
, J'ieldcrest gives a barbecue din
'll^ all employees of a mill meeting
^^jj^Quirements for a North Carolina
v^^ment of Labor safety award.
® barbecue dinners with free coffec
'1 drinks were served in the mill
Employees on a schedule approxi-
the employees’ usual lunch
The supervisors donned white
^ Caps and assisted with the serving.
J. Scott Chowning, mill superintend
ent, made a brief talk to employees on
each shift in which he commended them
on their accomplishment and thanked
them for their interest and help in the
mill’s efforts to prevent accidents.
Mr. Chowning pointed out that the
employees had accumulated over a mil
lion man-hours without lost time due to
injury and urged them to continue their
accident-prevention efforts so that the
perfect safety record can be extended
a long time into the future.
John P. Powell, manager of sheet
operations, also congratulated the em
ployees on an individual basis and ex
pressed his appreciation for their co
operation in preventing accidents.
—See Pictures On Pages Six And Seven—
Company’s Capital Expenditures
Since Purchase Of Mills Will
Now Amount To $45,000,000.
The directors of Fieldcrest Mills, Inc.,
holding their February meeting Wed
nesday, February 19, at the Fieldcrest
Lodge at Fieldale, Virginia, authorized
a capital program totaling $15,000,000
to be carried out in 1964 and 1965.
This new appropriation follows a
S5,000,000 program completed in 1963
and will bring the total since the mills
were purchased from Marshall Field
& Company in 1953 to $45,000,000.
Specific approval was given to proj
ects to be carried out as soon as possible
totaling $10,000,000. More than half of
this amount will be spent on mills in
the Tri-City area.
In excess of $1,000,000 will be spent
on the Bedspread Mill in Leaksville.
This will include modernization of the
carding and spinning equipment, an ad
dition of 37,500 square feet to the main
mill and the installation of new looms.
Over $750,000 will be spent on ex
panding the production of the Karastan
Rug Mill, including two new Kara-loc
looms with complementary equipment
in many departments to handle the ad
The Finishing Mill in Spray wiU re
ceive $1,250,000 in new machinery, in
cluding the latest type of bleaching,
dyeing and finishing equipment, with an
(Continued on Page Three)
New Service Center
Our Dallas Service Center,
which was recently moved to new,
enlarged quarters, is one of the
most modern facilities of its kind
in the nation. The building and
equipment were specifically en
gineered to provide efficient fa
cilities for receiving, stocking and
shipping the entire line of Field
crest coordinated fashions for bed
See picture-story on pages four
and five which tells how this ul-
tra-modern customer Service Cen
ter provides increased service for
Fieldcrest accounts throughout the