Harriet _ Henderson Yarns, Inc.
- The Henderson Cotton Mill was built for the purpose
of manufacture and sale of yarn supplies, cotton socks, finished
goods, cloths, prints, warps, and merchandise made from the manufacture
of cotton or other fibrous articles. Making yarn from 8/1s
to 24/1s. This provides year-round employment and stability in communities
solely dependent on seasonal agricultural crops. D.Y. Cooper was
the first President. It began operation in 1896 as a weave mill
with 204 looms and supporting equipment of yarn supplies.
- Harriet No. 1 began operation with 48 spinning frames making
yarn counts from 8/1s to 24/1s.
- Harriet No. 2 began operation with 48 spinning frames making
yarn counts 8/1s to 24/1s.
- Harriet No. 3 began operation with 48 spinning frames, spooling,
and twisting. Later this mill was combined with Harriet No. 2.
- During the Great Depression, all three mills were running at capacity.
- It was reported in the "North Carolina - The Old North State and
The New" by Archibald Henderson that Harriet _ Henderson Cotton
Mills were the largest manufacturers of quality hosiery yarns in
- Harriet _ Henderson acquired Berryton Cotton Mill in Berryton,
- J-D Mill began operation producing over 2,000,000 lbs. of yarn
annually. This mill received the first Open-End Spinning Frame with
cone take-up in America.
- Harriet _ Henderson Yarns Trucking was started.
- Harriet _ Henderson entered into an extensive two-year research
program in open-end spinning with N.C. State University becoming
one of the first textile companies to do this research.
- Harriet _ Henderson received the first open-end spinning
frame for Research and Development. In conjunction with selected
customers, the quality production from this machine proved so successful
that additional frames were installed.
_ 1989 - Harriet _ Henderson acquired two plants in
Clarkton, NC bringing the total plants to seven and annual production
of over 3.7 million pounds of yarn weekly.
- Harriet _ Henderson celebrates 100 years of excellence
in yarn manufacturing. The Harriet No. 2 Plant and the Bladen Plant
were completely re-modernized and equipped with the latest open-end
technology and Link Spinning Technology in the World today and supported
by the latest in opening equipment.
- The Henderson Plant saw the end of an era of all old
technology ring spinning and was completely equipped with the latest
in Link Spinning which completes existing Air Jet Spin equipment.
- Cedartown Plant will be completed in Cedartown, Georgia
having state of the art OE Spinning, making 650,000 pounds of yarn
1999 - In May of 1999, the Cedartown,
GA plant opened.
proud of our history. It has provided a strong foundation of experience
and a deep reservoir of confidence as we move forward to even greater levels
of achievement. As in the past, our future success will be determined by
our customer, the quality of our products, the efficiency with which we
serve him, and the commitment we make in anticipating and responding to
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