Florida Manufacturing Company
Florida Manufacturing Company Marker, Madison, Fl.
This marker is located on 900 South Range Street in Madison County, Florida. It is the worlds largest sea island cotton processing plant.
The marker reads as :
" Captain John L. Inglis began in this area The Florida Manufacturing Company in 1874. This plant ginned as many as ten thousand bales of Sea Island Long Staple Cotton in one year. The thread was widely used for general purposes and making English broadcloth. The plant was acquired by J.& P. Coats in 1890. The compression of seed was added later to ginning and bailing of cotton. Activities ended with the coming of the Mexican Boll Weevil in 1916. This warehouse is the only remaining building of the manufacturing complex."
Sponsors: Coats & Clark Inc. in Cooperation with Department of State, Bureau of Historic Preservation
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