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December 2000

On the Cover:
Reputation, performance, product expansion and a new licensing agreement keep DuPont's Kevlar at the forefront of synthetic fibers.



Textile News

ATME-I 2000 Exhibitor Overview

Radici Becomes Sole Owner Of FIM Textile

DuPont Combines Apparel And Textile Businesses

KoSa Announces Technical Fiber Price Increase

Living The American Textile Dream

Conneaut Industries Acquires Chadwick Yarn

China The Long March

WestPoint Stevens To Close Two Manufacturing Plants

BBA Acquires AQF Nonwovens Group Reorganizes

Worldtex Inc Comments On Status Of 9-5-8 Senior Notes

OshKosh B39 Gosh Inc Announces Stock Repurchase Program

Carter39 S Develops Unique Flame-Resistant Sleepwear Line

Burlington Completes Refinancing Of Credit Facility

Teijin In Negotiations With Acordis To Acquire Twaron

U S Textile Industry Third Quarter TradeandEconomic Report
Imports and Exports Hit Record Heights While Economy Coo

Generations Of Excellence

Kevlar Diversifies

Record Participation Reported At IFAI Expo 2000

Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony Opens ATME-I 2000

Russell Yarn Consolidates Alexander City Operations

Springs Industries Consolidates Production
FORT MILL, S.C., Dec. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Springs Industries, Inc. (NYSE: SMI) announced today it would eliminatesome production at its Katherine and Elliott plants in Chester County, SC, inFebruary 2001, affecting approximately 320 people. "While we regret having to make the difficult decision to phase out thisproduction, we are going to work diligently to place every affected associateinto a job at other Springs facilities in the area," said William K. Easley,senior vice president of Springs and president of textile manufacturing. "Bycontinuing to invest in modern technology and replace or eliminate more costlymanufacturing, we are able to produce more yarn and fabric at fewer facilitiesand keep our domestic facilities competitive in this very demanding industry." Outdated yarn spinning will be eliminated at the Katherine and Elliottplants. In addition, some narrow looms, which are not compatible with newerfabrication eq

Shaw Industries Fixes Date For Special Shareholders Meeting

CollinsandAikman Announces Recapitalization

ATME-I 2000 Two Many

Kevin Allen Earns American Chemical Society Award

Crown Crafts Announces Layoffs In North Carolina

VF Realigns Leadership Of Domestic Intimate Apparel Businesses

Cone Mills Announces Two Initiatives



Business & Financial

Economic Expansion Still On Track
Jobless rate lowest in three decades; inflation remains under control



Yarn Market

Imports Not The Problem



Quality Fabric Of The Month

Sensuously Comfortable
Sensura feels like the finest long-staple cotton, while offering the performance expected from the newest techno fabrics.



Dyeing Printing & Finishing

GretagMacbeth Acquires McMahan Electro-Optics

Dystar BASF Textile Dyes Merger Complete

PH Pencil From SDL America

BioShield Signs Distribution Agreement With Apollo

BASF Restructures Textile Chemicals Sales Organization



Knitting / Apparel

Classic Revival At Premiere Vision

Liz Claiborne And Haggar To Enter Licensing Agreement

Algo Group And BCBG Max Azria Announce Partnership

Inova New Business Concept From DuPont

Symcad Electronic Master Tailor System From Telmat



People

December 2000