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Textiles hall of fame to induct four members

LOWELL, Mass. — Four textiles industry leaders will join the American Textile Hall of Fame (ATHF) at a luncheon and induction ceremony honoring them here on Monday, Sept. 13 at the American Textile History Museum.

Inducted into the class of 2004 will be: American Viscose Corporation (1910-1963), an early leader in the field of man-made fibers and established America's first rayon plant in 1910; W. Duke Kimbrell of Gastonia, N.C., who has built Parkdale Mills, Inc. into the nation's largest producer of cotton yarns; Jack Lenor Larson, a leader in 20th century textiles design and technical innovation whose New York design studio grew into a global organization, and who continues to influence 21st century weavers and designers; the National Cotton Council established in 1938 and headquartered in Memphis, Tenn., which provides a strong voice for the American cotton industry from grower to manufacturer.

Tickets to the event are $45 per person; $35 for members of the Textile Industry Membership Program. For information, call 978.441.0400, ext. 246.

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