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Vol. 33, No. 2 | Summer 2000

PCCA Joins Forces for New E-Commerce Marketplace

Effort Will Create Added Value for Members’ Cotton A legacy of innovation and industry leadership that has characterized the history of Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA) continues with the recent announcement of a new business-to-business (B2B) electronic marketplace for cotton and cotton-related products and services. PCCA announced May 24 it had signed a letter of… Read more »

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Weather Conditions Drive Cotton Market

The summer cotton market normally is driven by weather conditions, and this year is no exception. For now, new crop cotton prices are taking direction from Mother Nature with particular interest in the increasing potential for a bumper U.S. cotton crop. The drought and disaster concerns that gripped the cotton market early in the season… Read more »

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U.S. Textile Market Showing Recovery

MVF Modernization Comes at Good Time Final stages of Mission Valley Fabrics’ (MVF) modernization project came at an opportune time for Plains Cotton Cooperative Association’s (PCCA) Textile Division as the denim market recently made a sudden and spectacular recovery from months of weak demand and overproduction. Adding urgency to completion of MVF’s equipment modernization is… Read more »

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Home Furnishings Business Thrives

Mission Valley Fabrics’ (MVF) home furnishings business is flourishing with the help of new equipment, a new division and age-old support. The new Home Division of MVF includes upholstery products, bedding and a creative department. Shams, sheets and pillowcases fit into the bedding category with such customers as Westpoint Stevens (Ralph Lauren Home), Revman (Tommy… Read more »

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PCCA Recruits “Diamond” in the Rough

Diamond Apparel, LLC, Now Using Coop’s Denim Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA) continues to identify and recruit new customers, and one of the most recent is Diamond Apparel, LLC. The company recently began making its Diamond Cut Jeans with PCCA denim. Diamond Apparel is a small, family-owned business whose goal is to produce the highest… Read more »

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Cotton Incorporated Unveils New World Headquarters

Cotton Incorporated (CI) is plowing new ground near Raleigh, NC, with a new World Headquarters building comprising more than 125,000 square feet of office and research space. For the first time, almost all of CI’s research and marketing divisions are under one roof. Cary, a suburb of Raleigh, was the site chosen for the new… Read more »

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Congress Gives Nod to Caribbean Basin Initiative

Provides Expanded Opportunities for U.S. Cotton and Textiles Senate passage of the Caribbean Basin Initiative (CBI) on May 11 marked a major milestone for U.S. cotton producers and their largest customer, the U.S. textile industry. The Senate action followed earlier approval by the House of Representatives and was quickly signed by President Clinton. The trade… Read more »

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To Better Balance Workload PCCA Announces Staff Changes

A number of staff changes at Plains Cotton Cooperative Association (PCCA) became effective June 1 to achieve a more balanced workload among the cooperative’s management personnel while maintaining a strong commitment to member relations. Dean Church, former manager of PCCA’s Rolling Plains Cooperative Compress (RPCC) Division in Sweetwater, TX, was named Vice President of Grower… Read more »

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Recognizing Leadership

Jimmy Roppolo Named Ginner of the Year Fifteen years of progressive leadership and management were recognized in April when the Texas Cotton Ginners’ Association (TCGA) named Jimmy Roppolo, manager of Farmers Coop of El Campo, Ginner of the Year. The award was presented at TCGA’s annual meeting in Lubbock. Roppolo was raised on his family’s… Read more »

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