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COLLINS & AIKMAN INVESTING $25 MILLION ON IMPROVED WEAVING EQUIPMENT

 SPINDALE, N.C., Jan. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Collins & Aikman's Mastercraft Division will spend $25 million this year on high speed weaving machines equipped with electronic jacquard heads and advanced design equipment. The new equipment will expand furniture and contract upholstery manufacturing capacity, eliminating numerous steps between design and weaving.
 "This year's expenditures are part of a continuing modernization plan for Mastercraft locations," says Harry Schoen, Mastercraft president. "We have just completed an expansion program that included installing 30 new weaving machines and heads," he says. "We weave to customer order. Our new equipment accelerates both our response to customer needs and our product development efforts."
 Collins & Aikman's Mastercraft Division is the nation's foremost producer of jacquard upholstery fabrics with plants in Concord, Spindale, Morganton and Siler City, N.C.
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 /CONTACT: Mike O'Hara of Collins & Aikman Corp., 704-547-8500/


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