March 7, 1994 |
Larisa Baranova comes to the gates of the March 8 Weaving Factory every day with her 3-year-old son and the desperate hope that maybe, just maybe, this time the plant will pay her the three months' salary it owes her. "So far, there's only silence," she said, swallowing tears. Silence, too, reigns in the eerie factory halls lined with top-grade weaving machines, now idled, draped in cloth and looking as if there are oversized corpses beneath.
March 19, 2000 |
Joe Robertson has come a long way since hawking bedspreads at Orange County flea markets in the 1970s. He now owns and operates a new $35-million textile plant that soon will be the largest of its kind in Baja California. His company, Huntington Beach-based Kojo Industries, is one of the hundreds of U.S.
July 21, 1999 |
If you take the nickel tour of Arnold Lorber's textile plant in Carson, bring a phrase book. Make that several. On the shop floor, Lorber chats with workers in staccato Spanish, one of nine languages he has mastered in 50-plus years in the textile trade. He introduces a visitor to his Russian computer expert, a German dyer and an Israeli plant manager. He then touches the keypad of a sophisticated fabric finishing machine programmed in four languages: English, Italian, German and Spanish.
November 30, 1995
Caribbean Jobs Lost to Mexico, Official Says: More than 100 companies that employed 60,000 people in the region have moved to Mexico since it signed a free-trade pact with the United States and Canada, a textile industry official said in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic.
April 6, 2005 |
A day after winning major concessions from the Bush administration in their efforts to curb Chinese textile imports, American manufacturers began preparing for the next step -- including requests for import limits on several other products. Carolyn Hern, spokeswoman for Rep. Robin Hayes (R-N.C.), said the textile industry was expected this week to formally ask the government to curb the Chinese surge in as many as 11 other textile and clothing items.
September 19, 1985 |
House trade lawmakers, defying a presidential veto threat, today approved aid for the import-battered textile industry, and Democrats acted to speed work on sweeping export legislation. "President Reagan seems willing to preside over the de-industrialization of America," House Speaker Thomas P. (Tip) O'Neill Jr. (D-Mass.) said after the Ways and Means subcommittee on trade acted on the textile bill. "We in Congress are not."