Friday, May 12, 2006


Stopped in Kannapolis NC. In 1960, 23,000 people worked at Cannon's Plant #1.
Pineapple man owns the Mill property now. People overseas have the jobs.

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Blogger John Racine said...

America has slowly surrendered its manufacturing soul. But not all the news is bad. In my hometown two weeks ago, the largest employer (maker of oil filters) was closing its plant in the maquiladora and moving 100 positions back to the Midwest. This is the best news they've gotten on the banks of the Wabash River since the state laid the foundation for a large prison and then pulled the plug. What is left are pipes, two bankrupt hotels that will never be full, political scandal, a partially built foundation, and disappointment. The prison was viewed as steady employment since crime is a growth industry with a lot of repeat business.

Blogger Lightnin said...

Who's Pineapple Man? Dole?

Blogger Fenix said...

Beautiful photo. I was wondering if you'd be interested in donating a print/digital file to the Levine Museum of the New South. I know we will be updating our exhibit on the textile industry soon and will definitley be talking about the loss of this mill and Kannapolis as a textile town.

Ryan Sumner
Assistant Curator


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