To get an idea of how some U.S. textile mills can compete with developing-world rivals who pay far lower wages, roll a bowling ball down one of the production lines at Parkdale Mills' Walnut Cove yarn plant. Chances are you won't hit anybody, though you may have to foot the bill for some pricey equipment repairs. Correspondent Scott Malone visited North Carolina for a special report on U.S. textile mills and what it takes to survive in the new world economy. To view it in PDF format click ...
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