The Duraloom Carpet Mills operation in Lehighton has been discontinued, according to information received today. Employees were notified by owner Godfrey Block that the plant was to close at the end of 1968. There were seven employees working at the plant. The Duraloom Plant, located on Sixth and Cypress Street, has beein in operation for over 15 years and at one time employed nearly 50 workers. On Jan. 10, 1967, the plant was destroyed by fire and although Block rebuilt it, it was only reopened on a small scale.
On this date
Tuesday, January 3, 2012