Cliffside, June 1—The work of enlarging and remodeling Cliffside Mills is going forward rapidly. Five hundred looms are to be installed for the manufacture of Terry towels as well as a finishing plant and bleachery.
It is reported that the major portion of the required machinery has already been purchased. The engineering is by a firm of Greenville, S.C.
The plans are alleged to involve the expenditure of over $625,000 for the enlargement and the machinery will cost more than $300,000. Additional machinery will be purchased later and a production of forty thousand towels per day is expected.
The plans for the proposed bleachery indicate it to be 200×60 feet, two stories; and 243×50 feet, three stories are the dimensions of the finishing plant. Both buildings will be of brick in keeping with the present structures of Cliffside Mills.
The present plant at Cliffside is equipped with 41,444 ring spindles and 1,524 looms, as well as departments for bleaching, dyeing and finishing of standard, staple and fancy towels.
This item was printed in The Sun on June 3, 1926.