Title

"North by East" piece about the stiff competition Maine woolen mills, such as th

Authors

Source

Down East

Date

10-1-1994

Pages

30-32

Abstract

"North by East" piece about the stiff competition Maine woolen mills, such as the Eastland Woolen Mill in Corinna, are facing from Ukrainian manufacturers, who are flooding the market with cheap winter coats. The Ukranian mills had specialized in making uniforms for the Soviet Army, but with the breakup of the Soviety Union, the turned to Western markets to pick up the slack. The timing is particularly bad for the Eastland Woolen Mill, which only recently emerged from bankruptcy. Company orders fell precipitiously this summer, which is usually the mill's busiest season The Eastland and other woolen mills have lobbied for federal import quotas on foreign-made coats, but 1995 is the earliest the quotas could take effect.

Subjects

Commerce, Eastland Woolen Mill Corinna, Woolen mills

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