Spartan Fiber Purchases Eureka Plant From Springs

Spartan Fiber Inc., Spartanburg, has acquired Fort Mill, S.C.-based Springs Industries Inc.’s
Eureka Plant in Chester, S.C. Spartan, a supplier of cotton and man-made fiber, and waste fiber and
cloth, plans initially to use the facility for yarn storage and distribution, and is considering
setting up a yarn-manufacturing operation there in the future, said Gary Mahaffey, president and
owner. Spartan will lease part of the facility to the Good Samaritan Clinic, which provides care to
the medically underserved in the community using volunteer health professionals, and support from
the Springs Close Foundation to purchase supplies.

June 2005