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Friday, January 19, 2007

300 jobs to be axed

Mount Airy losing last Cross Creek apparel factory

By Richard Craver
Winston-Salem Journal

Mount Airy was dealt another major manufacturing blow yesterday when Russell Corp. announced that it is closing its last Cross Creek Apparel plant there and cutting 300 jobs.

The plant will be closed by Aug. 31, Russell said in a Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, or WARN, filing with the mayor’s office. Cross Creek Apparel Inc. is a division of Russell, which has dual headquarters in Atlanta and Alexander City, Ala.

Russell said it is closing the plant because of “continuing pressure of imported textile and apparel products from China and the Far East.”


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