Capel Rugs holds employee party

Event was part of 100th-anniversary celebration

Capel RugsTROY, N.C. — More than 150 of Capel Rugs’ corporate, retail and factory employees gathered on April 27 at the rug maker’s oldest production facility in Troy, North Carolina, to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary.

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Each employee received a $100 gift card, and a group photograph of the workforce commemorated the event.

“Holding this anniversary party gave us a chance to tell our incredibly dedicated and talented group of employees how proud we are of them and what they have achieved,” said Richard Capel, director of manufacturing for Capel Rugs. “Their contribution to our company is the key reason we can celebrate this amazing milestone of 100 years in business.”

Founded in 1917 by Richard Capel’s grandfather, A. Leon Capel, Capel Rugs still operates three production facilities in Troy, where its offices are also based. Every Capel braid starts in the basement of the historic Smitherman Cotton Mill in Troy. From basic raw cotton and wool, the fibers are carded, dyed, spun, braided and sewn on site.

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“Many of our mill workers have been with us for decades,” Richard Capel said. “In fact, a few have been here for more than 50 years. I noted during our party that we’re celebrating 100 years in business, and these special individuals were here for much of that time. We’re lucky to have this deep base of talent on our team.”

In addition to its Troy facilities, Capel Rugs also has production facilities in Dalton, Georgia, a warehouse in Aberdeen, North Carolina and an outlet store network.

“There aren’t many manufacturers in the country who have been in business longer than us,” said Mary Clara Capel, director of marketing and administration. “Throughout our long history, our employees have been a true cornerstone of our success.”

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