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Vol. 31, No. 1 | Spring 1998


Hardly a month has gone by over the last several years in which someone has not asked when PCCA would expand its presence in the textile business by building or buying another plant. We finally have the answer they had been wanting . . . “Now.” The agreement for PCCA to purchase 100 percent of… Read more »

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PCCA Announces Intent to Buy Mission Valley Textiles, Inc.

Acquisition will Significantly Expand Coop’s Textile Capacity and Earnings Potential Plains Cotton Cooperative Association announced April 15 its intent to purchase 100 percent ownership of Mission Valley Textiles, Inc. (MVT), a diversified textile manufacturer in New Braunfels, TX. The acquisition will expand the cooperative’s current denim manufacturing capability to include yarn- dyed woven fabrics. Full details… Read more »

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Uncertainty Dominates 1998 Cotton Market Outlook

The U.S. cotton market has entered a period of time traditionally characterized by projections and estimates, and this year is no exception. But in order to keep such forecasts in perspective, this year it is imperative to maintain a macroeconomics viewpoint because cotton is being influenced by world events more than ever. The first significant… Read more »

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Marketing Success Draws Gins to PCCA

Editors Note: This is the first of a series of stories featuring Texas and Oklahoma gins that have signed onto the marketing programs and services offered by Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA) in recent months. PCCA is welcoming more gins into its marketing family because making a profit is the basis of all business ventures,… Read more »

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Denim Mill Modernization Continues

Responding to dramatic changes and new demands of the textile industry remains top priority as Plains Cotton Cooperative Association’s ACG Denim Mill continues its latest modernization project. PCCA’s Board of Directors approved a $7 million modernization project in November, 1997, to improve weaving efficiency, quality and diversification at the mill. The project is the continuation… Read more »

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USDA Launches Pilot Program to Facilitate Trade

Exporting agricultural commodities such as cotton to Mexico involves a complicated maze of bureaucracy. From time to time, government regulations and certificates needed to clear Mexican Customs can and do change. Such changes can disrupt the flow of commodities. These issues, coupled with the increasing level of trade between the two countries, prompted the U.S.… Read more »

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Coop Council Honors Leaders at Annual Meeting

Top honors were bestowed upon two long-time West Texas cooperative leaders at the recent annual meeting of the Texas Agricultural Cooperative Council (TACC) in Corpus Christi, TX. Keith Streety of Levelland, TX, was named Cooperator of the Year by the state-wide organization. He is chair-man of the board of Plains Cooperative Oil Mill (PCOM) and… Read more »

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PCCA Director Eddie Smith Receives High Cotton Award

High honors were in store for Plains Cotton Cooperative Association Director Eddie Smith of Floydada, TX, who recently earned the 1998 Southwest Division High Cotton Award. As a result of his selection, Smith and his wife, Jennifer, attended the Beltwide Cotton Conference in San Diego, CA, Jan. 5-9, and were honored during a special High… Read more »

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