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Edward L. Gruber, November 11, 1985. Interview C-0136.
Owner and Director of Spring City Mills Describes Business Partnership with North Carolina Senator and Textiles Businessman B. Everett Jordan: Edward Gruber ran Spring City Mills, his family's Pennsylvania-based underwear manufacturing company, for several decades beginning in the 1930s. He explains the expansion of the company; its relationship with department store chains; his efforts to maximize profits by producing a superior, yet affordable, product; and his personal and working relationship with North Carolina Senator and textiles businessman B. Everett Jordan.
Interviewee: Edward L. Gruber    Interviewer: Ben Bulla
Duration: 02:48:48     Annotated Excerpts: Listen to and read all 5 excerpts.