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miss home

Hephzibah, GA

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#1
Mar 9, 2009
 
What has become of the old Dunean Mill? My dad worked there when I was a little girl, I live in Georgia and I am 47 years old. i would like to know what happened to the building and if it is still running at all? Thanks

Since: Mar 09

Greenville, SC

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#2
Apr 5, 2009
 
The past 10 yrs or so a company refurbished it and was making material that was used in auto airbags.
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Apr 6, 2009
 
drydraws wrote:
The past 10 yrs or so a company refurbished it and was making material that was used in auto airbags.
Oh, ok thanks for the response, I thougth there was no one out there left that knew any thing about the plant. did you work there at one time?

Since: Mar 09

Greenville, SC

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#4
Apr 10, 2009
 
I did not work there..but I did work for JP Stevens for 17 yrs..at the Parker Plant,which is about a half mile from the Dunean Mill,and some co-workers did transfer to Dunean.
kdm

Greenville, SC

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#5
Apr 19, 2009
 
its still there. i still work there. been there for 30 years.
kdm

Greenville, SC

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#6
Apr 19, 2009
 
its now owned by a company called international textiles group.we make industrial fabrics and airbag material.sure miss JP Stevens though.those were better days.
miss home

Augusta, GA

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#7
Apr 22, 2009
 
kdm wrote:
its now owned by a company called international textiles group.we make industrial fabrics and airbag material.sure miss JP Stevens though.those were better days.
Well, I am so glad it is still there and running, Even though not the same, I am gald to know someone is taking advantage of the old plant.I reemeber when I was little, my sisters and I would go to the plant, and Santa would be there, have our pics taken with him and get a bag of toys and fruit. And a silver dollar......wow, how times change. thanks for the info. I love Greenville, and would love to move back home. maybe sometime in the future.
miss home

Arlington, GA

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#8
May 28, 2009
 
kdm wrote:
its now owned by a company called international textiles group.we make industrial fabrics and airbag material.sure miss JP Stevens though.those were better days.
I hope the jobs stay there.yes, those were the good ole days. one could just walk in to the plant and come out with a job, not theses days,,,,I miss those days.Good luck,
prissielee

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#9
Jan 8, 2010
 
I am looking for pictures of Simpson street houses in the 1950's/1960's if anyone can help..
WMG

Bradenton, FL

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#10
May 17, 2010
 
I worked there in 1966 before I got drafted and sent to Viet Nam. Was a fixer in the twister room. worked two summers at Monaghan before that. some times I can close my eyes and smell the cotton. Next time I come back to Greenville I think I'll prowl around a little. I'd like to see it.
Doug

Tempe, AZ

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#11
Sep 28, 2010
 
My father worked for J.P. Stevens at Dunean for 35 years. When I got out of the Navy in 1970 I went to visit him at work and asked him if he could get me a job. He told me he was going to do me a favor by saying no. All the job's were going to Japan. Now I'm 64 years old and working in the semiconductor industry in Arizona and my son asked me the same question and I gave him the same answer only in my industry all the jobs are going to China. What happened to this Country? The Democrats have turned the USA into a third world country.
WMG

Bradenton, FL

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#12
Oct 3, 2010
 
Doug, that's pretty much the way I feel. My Grandfather was plant manager at Monaghan and then also had White horse, Tuxedo, and Monaghan as well under him. He worked his way up from sweeping floors at ten years old to loom fixer etc etc on up to management. When I came back from Viet Nam in Nov 1970 he told me to make my living elsewhere. It hurt at first but I soon realized he was right. November is just around the corner. Maybe we can fix some of this mess. WG
Susan

Taylors, SC

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Jul 7, 2011
 
Hi, We in the Dunean Mills Community Alliance are trying to raise money for our non-profit organization. We are thinking of selling calendars or prints of the old Dunean Mills community buidings and some of the homes. Would anyone out there be interested in that? We would use the money for utilities for the new headquarters, new street lights, garbage pick up etc. Our role is to revitalize the area. http://myduneanmills.com/ You can read more about us here.
J Green

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Jul 13, 2011
 
Susan wrote:
Hi, We in the Dunean Mills Community Alliance are trying to raise money for our non-profit organization. We are thinking of selling calendars or prints of the old Dunean Mills community buidings and some of the homes. Would anyone out there be interested in that? We would use the money for utilities for the new headquarters, new street lights, garbage pick up etc. Our role is to revitalize the area. http://myduneanmills.com/ You can read more about us here.
This interests me. I've been living in Dunean for two years now as a renter. We are thinking of buying by the end of the year and I would like to stay in the area.
Does anyone have pictures or info on the Coffee Pot? I went there once as a child. I didn't see it again until I moved into the neighborhood. Even spent a few summer drives looking for it when I was a teenager. Now it is torn down, and has been since I moved here. I'm also wondering who owns the sign now?
Susan

Greenville, SC

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Aug 6, 2011
 
J Green wrote:
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This interests me. I've been living in Dunean for two years now as a renter. We are thinking of buying by the end of the year and I would like to stay in the area.
Does anyone have pictures or info on the Coffee Pot? I went there once as a child. I didn't see it again until I moved into the neighborhood. Even spent a few summer drives looking for it when I was a teenager. Now it is torn down, and has been since I moved here. I'm also wondering who owns the sign now?
Hi, will try to find out who owns the sign and if there are any pics. We are having our next meeting at the Mill on the 9th at 6:15 pm. If you want to attend be there on time as they are letting us in all at once. There will be refreshments. We will be discussing plans to reviatalize the Dunean community. This will be important to you should you plan to buy here.
james

Peterborough, UK

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#16
Apr 29, 2013
 
My Grandfather worked their all his working life and though I should as well bit I did not.

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