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The Fries Textile Mill: A beginning and an end

Memo to Cease Knitting Operations at the Mill, 1973 (Ms1989-039)

A memo sent to all departments notifying them that the Fries Mill would shut down knitting operations.

However, it could not last forever. By 1988, increasing pressure from globalization and a series of absentee owners who did not update the mill to keep it competitive led to the mill shutting its doors for good. Production had been scaling back for years, but after 1988, the town was left without its main source of income.

Fries Textile Mill Background