The following tours are available to registered participants of the FEDTex Summit.
Time: Starting promptly at 1300 and running to 1415
Address: Parkdale Mills, 325 Wilcox Avenue, Gaffney, SC
About this tour: At Parkdale's Gaffney facility, tour guests will have the opportunity to see the entirety of the yarn manufacturing process. The tour will begin with observing how cotton bales are unloaded and organized, how the cotton bales are opened and cleaned, and how the cotton fibers are prepared for the yarn spinning process. Guests will then observe how cotton fiber is spun into yarn and packaged to send out to customers. In addition, the state-of-the-art automation being used in our processes will be discussed. Because of noise levels inside the manufacturing areas, ear plugs are required (they will be provided). Closed toe shoes and masks will also be required.
COVID protocols (subject to change): Masking on this tour is not required. However; closed-toe shoes are requested. Ear plugs will be provided.
Following the Textile Technology Center tour, join FEDTex participants at the Welcome Social at the Harris Conference Center, 3216 CPCC Harris Campus Drive, Charlotte, NC 28208. For more information, visit: https://fedtex.ncmbc.us/welcome-social/