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Covington Upgrades And Expands Tasco Manufacturing

The Rapier-Cambridge division of Covington Industries Inc., New York, recently announced it is upgrading and expanding the facility formerly known as Tasco Manufacturing, Calhoun Falls, S.C. The location will house the combined loom production of both Tasco Manufacturing and Rapier-Cambridge. The newly expanded site will be named Rapier-Cambridge.Covington acquired Rapier-Cambridge Mills, High Point, S.C., in January. Following the acquisition, renovation and expansion projects were put into use to accommodate the consolidation of the plants at the Tasco site.When the projects are complete, the Calhoun Falls facility will have greatly expanded it current production capacity with a thoroughly modernized machinery base.According to the company, the facility will continue to serve Tascos existing customers with dobby and jacquard commission weaving and woven throws.As a result of the expansion and consolidation in Calhoun Falls, Rapier-Cambridge will discontinue operations at its plants in Elberton, Ga., and Townville, S.C. Employees in the affected plants have been offered positions at the Calhoun Falls facility, the company said.

August 1999