Four Enter Textiles Hall of Fame
By Staff -- Home Textiles Today, 9/20/2004 12:00:00 AM
Lowell, Mass. —
The American Textile History Museum inducted four new members into the American Textile Hall of Fame (ATHF).
Inductees: American Viscose Corporation (1922-1963), whose first plant was in Marcus Hook, Pa., was recognized for its early leadership in the field of man-made fibers and its growth into the largest American supplier of rayon ; W. Duke Kimbrell of Gastonia, N.C., and chairman of Parkdale Mills, Inc., who built the company into the nation's largest producer of cotton yarns; Jack Lenor Larsen, a leader in 20th century textiles design and technical innovation, whose New York design studio grew into a global organization, and who continues to influence 21st century weavers and designers; and The National Cotton Council, established in 1938 and headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., which provides a voice for the American cotton industry from grower to manufacturer, stated the museum.
The program, now in its fourth year, honors dedication and commitment to the nation's textiles industry. The ATHF is located here at the American Textile History Museum.
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