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March 27, 1991 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a sale that many in this blue-collar city thought they would never see: Health-tex, the venerable children's apparel maker, was closing its Gadsden plant. Everything was on the auction block--sewing machines, mannequins, time clocks, even the cavernous yellow brick building itself. An auctioneer's cry sent a symbolic shiver throughout a region that long considered itself immune to economic trends that have ravaged and reshaped other parts of the country.
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March 27, 1991 | LEE MAY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It was a sale that many in this blue-collar city thought they would never see: Health-tex, the venerable children's apparel maker, was closing its Gadsden plant. Everything was on the auction block--sewing machines, mannequins, time clocks, even the cavernous yellow brick building itself. An auctioneer's cry sent a symbolic shiver throughout a region that long considered itself immune to economic trends that have ravaged and reshaped other parts of the country.
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