Current Status Bill Number:
592Type of Legislation: Concurrent Resolution CRIntroducing Body: SenateIntroduced Date: 19950301Primary Sponsor: MooreAll Sponsors: MooreDrafted Document Number: pfm\7203bdw.95Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19950302Subject: Graniteville Company
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TO COMMEND THE GRANITEVILLE COMPANY UPON THE OCCASION OF ITS ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH ANNIVERSARY AND TO EXPRESS THE APPRECIATION OF THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY FOR THE COMPANY'S MANY CONTRIBUTIONS TO AIKEN COUNTY AND TO THE STATE OF SOUTH CAROLINA.
Whereas, one hundred and fifty years ago William Gregg dreamed of industrializing the agricultural South; and
Whereas, one hundred and fifty years later Gregg's dream can be seen in the Graniteville Company which is celebrating its sesquicentennial and honoring its founder as a visionary; and
Whereas, looking back at the company's long history of service and the thousands of jobs it has provided and still does provide in Aiken County, it is hard to believe that the Granite Mill, the first plant, was built only after the state General Assembly passed by one vote the charter to allow Gregg to incorporate the company; and
Whereas, the Graniteville Company is now the leading domestic supplier of one hundred percent cotton and polyester-cotton fabrics for utility wear and sportswear; and
Whereas, today the Graniteville Company generates more than a half billion dollars in net sales annually; and
Whereas, the company's three thousand seven hundred employees, or `associates' as they are called by Harold D. (Doug) Kingsmore, the company's eleventh president and chief executive officer, produce more than two hundred million yards of cloth annually; and
Whereas, this is enough cloth to wrap around the world four times, and it is all produced at the company's plants in Aiken County and at a plant in Augusta. Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the Senate, the House of Representatives concurring:
That the members of the General Assembly commend the Graniteville Company upon the occasion of its one hundred and fiftieth anniversary and express their appreciation for the company's many contributions to Aiken County and to the State of South Carolina.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be forwarded to the employees of the Graniteville Company in care of its president and chief executive officer, Harold D. Kingsmore.