Local Textile Manufacturer Going Strong

Local Textile Manufacturer Going Strong


THE GULF COAST AND THAT CAUSED THE LARGEST WEEKLY OIL SUPPLY DROP IN 17 YEARS. SO YOU THOUGHT ALL THE MANUFACTURING IN TEXTILE JOBS HAVE LEFT AMERICA FOR OTHER COUNTRIES. NOT NECESSARILY. SO ROBBIE OWENS GOT A LOOK AT A COMPANY HOMEGROWN AND STILL GOING STRONG. Reporter: WHEN MOST TEXTILE MANUFACTURING COMFORTERS, DRAPERIES AND THE LIKE MOVED OVERSEAS. WE ARE BURSTING AT THE SEAMS. Reporter: LARRY AND JANET PEERSON MOVED QUILT CRAFT FROM THE DESIGN DISTRICT TO SOUTH OAK CLIFF AND COLLEAGUES CALLED THEM CRAZY. YEAH, ALL OF THEM DID. Reporter: HAVEN’T HEARD OF IT? YOU HAVE SEEN OUR PRODUCT IN EVERY MAJOR HOTEL IN THE UNITED STATES. Reporter: FROM MARRIOTT TO HILTON TO LA QUIN TA AND MOTEL SIX. CUSTOM BEDDING PILLOWS AND WINDOW TREATMENTS ALL MADE IN SOUTH OAK CLIFF. THERE’S GOOD PEOPLE THAT NEED A JOB, WILL WORK FOR US COME TO WORK FIVE DAYS A WEEK OR SIX DAYS A WEEK. IT’S GOOD COMBINATION. WE DON’T HAVE ANY COMPLAINTS WITH SOUTH DALLAS. IN FACT, IT’S VERY MUCH THE OTHER WAY. Reporter: THE COMPANY HAS ENJOYED TREMENDOUS SUCCESS OVER THE PAST THREE DECADES BUT AT THE CORE IT’S A FAMILY COMPANY AND THE FRONT OFFICE AND ON THE FLOOR. PEOPLE IN THIS FACTORY ARE NOT EMPLOYEES THEY’RE FRIENDS. Reporter: MARIA HAS BEEN WITH THE COMPANY FOR 25 YEARS. IT’S A FAMILY HERE. YEAH, IT’S ANOTHER HOME. Reporter: EVEN DURING THE RECESSION NO LAYOFFS HERE U. AUTO GET TO HAND IT TO MY SON. IF THERE’S ANYBODY HERE THAT KNOWS THIS BUSINESS BETTER THAN I DO, IT’S HIM. Reporter: HE SAYS SON DAVID WILL OVERSEAT COMPANY’S NEXT EXPANSION. HE’S WORKING THIS BUSINESS SINCE HE WAS 10 YEARS OLD AS A KID WORKING IN THE SUM EPPS. HE DID EVERY PART OF IT THAT COULD BE DONE. I’M BEYOND A LITTLE BIT PROUD OF HIM. Reporter: AT THE COMPANY CELEBRATES THE 30th ANNIVERSARY THIS MONTH PEERSON SAYS HE IS MOST OF ALL GRATEFUL. WE GOT TO PROVIDE JOBS FOR PEOPLE, WE GOT TO STAY CONNECTED WITH THEM AND THEIR FAMILIES. THAT’S A GREAT OPPORTUNITY IN THIS COUNTRY. Reporter: IN DALLAS, ROBBIE

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