Frank Ix & Sons

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Frank Ix & Sons was a textile firm that came to Charlottesville in 1928. They operated a mill and factory which manufactured evertything from silk to lycra. For many years, the company was Charlottesville's largest private employer[citation needed] but its fortunes were affected by the decline in the United States' textile industry. By 1999 they only had 150 employees, down from a high of 1,400[1]. The mill closed in 1999, but the entire complex has become known as the Ix Project, a mixed-use building just south of Charlottesville's Downtown Mall.

There were attempts to unionize in 1948. [2]


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References

  1. "About Ix." The IX project. Web. 31 July 2009. <http://www.whatisix.com/history.php>.
  2. Web. Unions Asks Vote At Weaving Mill, Staff Reports, Daily Progress Digitized Microfilm, Lindsay family, April 14, 1948, retrieved January 15, 2017 from University of Virginia Library.