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Russell Celebrates 100 Years

Russell Celebrates 100 YearsRussell Corp. kicked off a year-long series of 100th anniversary celebration activities March 1st by ringing the closing bell at the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE).Chairman and CEO Jack Ward was joined on the bell podium by NYSE Chairman Dick Grasso; baseball legend Hank Aaron; author Jim Morris; nine-year-old Camille Mobley, a Dixie Youth softball player from Alexander City, Ala., where Russell is based; and other company representatives.Russell was incorporated on March 3, 1902, by Benjamin Russell in Alexander City and began production on April 8, which has been declared Russell Day in Alexander City. The company became public in 1963 and began trading on the NYSE in 1985 under the symbol RML.Russell plans to incorporate centennial activities into its Fourth of July celebrations, as well as a special event in the fall for employees and their families, with more activities to come. April 2002