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WE’RE IN…

The State Senate budget proposal includes $300,000 to upgrade training services offered by the Manufacturing Solutions Center and the Textile Technology Center. The Senate debated its budget last Thursday, a day after textiles and hosiery executives visited leaders in both … Continue reading

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BRISK PACE

As the Legislature ends its third week in the 2013 session, major legislation is sailing through the House and Senate. Gov. Pat McCrory already has signed two major bills: (1) requiring public schools to create diplomas for graduating seniors to … Continue reading

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WHO SAID CONSERVATIVE MEANS DULL?

North Carolina‚Äôs Republican-dominated General Assembly is pushing full steam ahead with an agenda embraced by conservatives. But boring, it is not. Both the House and the Senate have pushed through bills that have major consequences for the business community. But … Continue reading

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STAGE IS SET

We are one week from opening day of the General Assembly. When legislators convene, work is on the immediate horizon. The ceremonial celebration was held two weeks ago. Bills will flow immediately and committees will be meeting within the first … Continue reading

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HEALTHY DEBATE?

The selection of Rep. Paul Ryan as the GOP candidate for vice president was supposed to have signaled a healthy dialogue in the presidential candidate. A legitimate debate over the role federal government should play in restoring the health of … Continue reading

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ON WITH THE NEW

The Manufacturing Solutions Center and the Textile Technology Center are key to the survival, the growth of the industries they serve. The Manufacturing Solutions Center was created 22 years ago as the Hosiery Technology Center. The Textile Technology Center, originally … Continue reading

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We wish you a prosperous New Year

Dear Friend in manufacturing: We wish you a prosperous New Year. Trends in early 2012 indicate a slow economic recovery during the next 12 months with increased demand for consumer products made in America. We at the Hosiery and Textiles … Continue reading

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Dear Friend in manufacturing:

We take this opportunity to wish you and your associates a joyous season of cheer, hope, and happiness. An interlude from the tensions of our professional schedules also renews us for the hurdles we will confront in the future. We … Continue reading

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The Give and Take Of Trade Pacts

Augustine (Auggie) Tantillo this week had the attention some 40 hosiery and yarn executives as he related the background and trends in U.S. trade negotiations. The focus was on apparel and textiles, which Tantillo says is the Number One target … Continue reading

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