Pillowtex Fills Positions At Kannapolis Facilities

Pillowtex Fills PositionsAt Kannapolis FacilitiesPillowtex Corp. has begun to fill 200 positions at
its facilities in Kannapolis, N.C., as a result of the companys decision to relocate operations
from Columbus, Ga., and Phenix City, Ala., to Kannapolis. The consolidation is an attempt to
improve efficiencies throughout manufacturing operations.Pillowtex hopes to rehire workers laid off
in previous restructuring efforts affecting Plant One and Plant Four in Kannapolis.We are glad to
be able to rehire some of the people who were impacted by layoffs in Kannapolis. However, we
realize that while the news of 200 positions in Kannapolis is positive for our employee base in
this community, our employees in Phenix City and Columbus are facing the loss of jobs, which is
always a difficult time, said Allen Oakley, executive vice president of manufacturing
operations.Since filing for Chapter 11 reorganization in November 2000, Pillowtex has taken steps
to eliminate manufacturing overcapacity and maximize efficiency by consolidating and relocating
some of its operations.
April 2002