A New Medford industry.
The American Woolen Company have located their new plant in West Medford for the reclaiming of wool waste, worsted waste, and other by-products of a woolen and worsted mill.
We are the first textile manufacturers to take up this branch.
Sheep thrive in every civilized country of the world.
As far back as history records, herding of sheep and growing of wool have claimed the attention of the human race.
It has always been recognized that wool possesses certain qualities for which no substitute can be found.
No other fibre has the spinning and felting properties combined with health and warmth giving characteristics so necessary for the protection of the human body.
For wools used in the manufacture of wearing apparel
we, in competition with the rest of the world, must bid in markets of Australia
, New Zealand
, Uraguay and British South Africa
These are the world's producing areas where the clip is not used for domestic manufacturing, but is available for export to countries which have the equipment to convert this wool into the finished products.
Nineteen sixteen was the world's greatest year for production of wool, with the following amounts produced for export.
, New Zealand
, 644,000,000 greasy or 353,000,000 scoured; British South Africa
, 157,000,000 greasy or 52,000,000 scoured; Argentine
, 409,000,000 greasy or 245,000,000 scoured.
What shoddy is.