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Cuts deep at Pendleton mills

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Thursday, July 02, 2009

The poor economy is affecting Pendleton Woolen Mills, which has just announced it will be making cuts and other changes. The textile company said sales have slowed so it has to lay off employees and cut pay for higher wage-earners.

Pendleton Woolen Mills, Oregon's iconic textiles manufacturer, announced plans Wednesday to consolidate operations and whittle costs as it adjusts to sluggish consumer demand worldwide.

The 100-year-old company, whose colorful woven blankets have gained a global reputation, will lay off 43 workers permanently, many of them at its mill in Pendleton, the eastern Oregon city for which it is named.

Read the full story at Oregonlive.com.
 

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Barbara Sidway
0 #1 Oregon OriginalBarbara Sidway 2009-07-02 12:17:49
The Gift Shop at the Geiser Grand Hotel in Historic Baker City remains committed to supporting Pendleton Woolen. Great products, terrific staff. We're proud to offer these unique Northwest made high quality blankets and accessories. Our guests, from around the world love their stuff. We should all look for ways to support PWM and other local businesses in these tough times.
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