Firestone Officials visit Gastonia Mill

During the anniversary program marking completion of Firestone Textiles’ 20 years of operation in Gastonia, Company officials were on hand to tour the local plant, and greet members of the Firestone organization. Shown during a tour on May 5, are Harold Mercer, General manager of Firestone Textiles; and J. E. Trainer, Executive Vice President of The Firestone Tire & rubber company, as they greeted Faye Oakes, an employee. Mr. Trainor was principal speaker at a banquet Thursday night, honoring 100 employees who have completed a total of 2,00 years of service to Firestone Textiles.