Jun 29, 2007

Springs Global Not Much Left To Cut

From a Tribune-Times article penned By Business Editor, Woody White, Springs Global will close its two remaining plants in Fort Mill & Lancaster South Carolina. These final layoffs will put 750 out of work leaving U.S. employment at approximately 700 administrative and sales positions.

From the
Companies web site:

“Founded in Fort Mill, S.C., as a single mill in 1887, our company evolved into Springs Mills and later Springs Industries, the leading home furnishings supplier in North America…” “…Major home furnishings brands include Wamsutta®, Springmaid®, Artex®, Regal®, and Dundee®.”

“We employ about 20,000 people worldwide and have operations in Argentina, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and the United States. Springs Global is based in Brazil. North American headquarters are in Fort Mill, S.C.”

From The (Rock Hill) Herald by Charles D. Perry:

“At its zenith 20 years ago, the company was the state’s largest private employer, with 17,000 South Carolina workers. A total of 23,500 people worked for the company worldwide.”