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The Springs Cotton Mill traces it's beginning to the organization of the Fort Mill Manufacturing Co. which opened a plant in Fort Mill, SC in 1888. The company went on to open plants in Lancaster, SC, Chester, SC, and Kershaw, SC. At one time Springs was the largest industrial employer in South Carolina. Springs began an association with a Brazil based company (Coteminas) in 2001 and merged with Coteminas in 2005 forming Springs Global. By 2007, Springs had ended all manufacturing in South Carolina.

The Springs Bulletin was a newspaper generally published bimonthly for Springs employees. The Bulletin offered news and information about each of the plants, departments, employees, and general information about the cotton industry. The Springs Bulletin is a great resource for anyone interested in the operation and history of one of the largest industrial employers in the state of South Carolina.

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This project was a collaboration between Springs\Close Family Foundation and Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections at Winthrop University. The Spring/Close Family funded this digitization project made this project possible. The Springs Bulletin is available for general use, however please contact the Springs/Close Family Foundation for permission to publish any material found in the Springs Bulletin.

The Springs Bulletin - October 6, 1943