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Rapidly Changing Textiles A Double-Eged Sword
March 1, 2002

Dr Thomas J Malone Addresses The 10th Annual National Textile Center Forum
March 1, 2002

Former Burlington Executive Named To International Trade Post
James C. Leonard, former manager of economic analysis and director of government relations for Burlington Industries, has been named deputy Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Textiles, Apparel and Consumer Products. In that post, which has been vacant for more than a year, Leonard will be an adviser to the secretary of commerce on textile and apparel trade issues. He also will serve as chairman of the Committee for the Implementation of Textile Agreements, which administers the governments textile import quota program. The Commerce Department post and that of Special Textile Negotiator are the two of the most important federal government positions involving the textile and apparel industries and importers. The job of Special Textile Negotiator was recently filled by David Spooner, former legislative director for Rep. Sue Myrick (R-NC). Both Spooner and Leonard have considerable experience in dealing with textile international t
March 1, 2002

Techtextil Industry Hotspot
Janet Bealer Rodie, Assistant Editor
March 1, 2002

Gene Cone President Johnston Industries Addresses The Atlanta Textile Club
Atlanta, 3/12/02 Gene Cone, President and CEO of Johnston Industries in Columbus, Ga., addressed the membership of the Atlanta Textile Club (ATC) at lunch on Monday, March 11. Echoing statistics from the American Textile Manufacturers Institute (ATMI), Mr. Cone said, "The textile industry had lost over 160,000 jobs since 1997, 65,000 of these last year. And over 200 companies have closed since then, 100 of them last year". But he was also positive about his company. "We cannot compete on cost or price. There is no magic bullet. We have to understand this business, take ownership of our company, work as hard as the immigrants who made this country great." He outlined five strategies: make Johnston Industries a world-class, global player; focus on solving the customers problem; innovative, new, unique products; excellence in every person in the company; and partnership with customers, suppliers a
March 1, 2002

Set For Success
Virginia S. Borland, New York Correspondent
March 1, 2002

National Spinning Acquires Glen Raven Yarn Facility
March 1, 2002

Greenwood Mills Seeks To Sell Plants
March 1, 2002

InfoACIMIT
March 1, 2002

Springs Acquires Beaulieu Business
March 1, 2002