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Collection Number: 04940-z

Collection Title: Carolina Panel Company Records (#4940-z) 1970-1991

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Size About 50 items.
Abstract The Carolina Panel Company of Lexington, N.C., began manufacturing high quality hardwood plywood in 1927 to supply the local furniture industry's demand for plywood. Roswell B. Robbins served as secretary-treasurer and general manager of the company, 1927-1938. Upon Robbins's death in 1938, C. Hamilton Hargrave took over as manager. Over the years, Carolina Panel's business expanded to include furniture makers all over the eastern United States. By 1988, however, a marketing research survey found that the demand for the plywood produced by Carolina Panel was drying up. In 1990, the board of directors sold the company to R. E. Lineberry, Inc. Records of the Carolina Panel Company, 1970-1991, include pictures of employees working at the company's factory, a 1970 article about the company, comparative profit statistics, a marketing research survey about the future of the industry, and documents concerning the sale of the company.
Creator Carolina Panel Company.
Language English.
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No restrictions. Open for research.
Copyright Notice
Copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.
Provenance
Received from Charles Clement Hargrave of Lexington, N.C., in February 1997 (Acc. 97014).
Sensitive Materials Statement
Manuscript collections and archival records may contain materials with sensitive or confidential information that is protected under federal or state right to privacy laws and regulations, the North Carolina Public Records Act (N.C.G.S. § 132 1 et seq.), and Article 7 of the North Carolina State Personnel Act (Privacy of State Employee Personnel Records, N.C.G.S. § 126-22 et seq.). Researchers are advised that the disclosure of certain information pertaining to identifiable living individuals represented in this collection without the consent of those individuals may have legal ramifications (e.g., a cause of action under common law for invasion of privacy may arise if facts concerning an individual's private life are published that would be deemed highly offensive to a reasonable person) for which the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill assumes no responsibility.
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The Carolina Panel Company of Lexington, N.C., began manufacturing high quality hardwood plywood in 1927 to supply the local furniture industry's demand for plywood. Roswell B. Robbins served as secretary-treasurer and general manager of the company, 1927-1938. Upon Robbins's death in 1938, C. Hamilton Hargrave took over as manager. Over the years, Carolina Panel's business expanded to include furniture makers all over the eastern United States. By 1988, however, a marketing research survey found that the demand for the plywood produced by Carolina Panel was drying up. In 1990, the board of directors sold the company to R. E. Lineberry, Inc.

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Records, 1970-1991, relating to the Carolina Panel Company and pictures of employees working at the company's factory. A 1970 article about the company, comparative profit statistics, a marketing research survey about the future of the industry, and documents concerning the sale of the company are included.

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expand/collapse Expand/collapse Series 1. Records, 1970-1991.

About 40 items.

Arrangement: chronological.

Documents concerning the operation of the Carolina Panel Company. Correspondence about the sale of the company, an auction catalog, and minutes of board of directors meetings are included.

Folder 1

Carolina Panel Company #04940-z, Series: "1. Records, 1970-1991. " Folder 1

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9 items.

Pictures of employees working on the factory floor at the Carolina Panel Company.

P-4940/1-9: Photographs of the Carolina Panel Company factory. #04940-z, Series: " 2. Pictures, undated. " Folder 1

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