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Owen Glove Lining Purchase

TWO RIVERS, Wis. — May 20, 2014 — Crescent Woolen Mills Company, a Two Rivers, WI - based custom spinner of wool, synthetic and blended fibers into yarn, has acquired the assets of Owen Glove Lining Co. of Watertown, WI. Owen Glove Lining is a manufacturer of knitted wool and synthetic cloth used in the manufacture of safety, welding and firefighter gloves. All equipment and inventory of Owen Glove has been moved to Crescent’s Two Rivers’ plant, which began production and shipping of lining fabric in November of 2013.
“Wool’s natural fire-retardant properties make our wool yarn a natural component for the Owen Glove lining fabric. Our ability to custom-blend wool and other fibers with the fire-resistant yarns used in safety products affords Crescent Woolen Mills the opportunity to uniquely meet our customers’ needs,” according to Guy J. Webster, President.
Crescent Woolen Mills Co., a sixth-generation family-owned business, operates in an 85,000 square foot plant and as been manufacturing in Two Rivers since 1923. The business was begun by Matthew Webster who began work in a textile mill in Pudsey, England at the age of 12 and emigrated to the United States in 1855.

Posted May 20, 2014

Source: Crescent Woolen Mills