The guys headed down to Mayodan, NC recently to help save some of Washington Mills' (formerly Mayo Mills and later called Tultex) history.
This 1.3 million square foot textile mill was built in the late 1800s on the banks of the Mayo River and was central to life in Mayodan, NC. In the wake of overseas competition, unable to compete with prices, Tultex closed in 1999.
While it is hard to see a piece of history pass, we are thankful that the new owner has taken the time to salvage and save so much from the landfill.
Here are just a few of the items the guys were able to save from the warehouse:
This table is a great example of reclaiming and renewing salvage. Made from an industrial machine base, the top is salvaged heart pine floor decking from the factory.