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Northrup, longtime industry player, dies

NEW YORK -- Industry veteran Ted Northrup, associated throughout his long industry career with two companies -- J.P. Stevens and later The Bibb Co. -- died March 14 at the age of 69.

During a long career in the textile industry during its free-wheeling heyday, Northrup was a senior marketing executive at Stevens, and later became an executive at The Bibb Co., when pieces of the Stevens business were sold to that company at the time it was acquired by WestPoint Pepperell.