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The Importance of Regular Cotton Gin Maintenance

May 7, 2018 10:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Cotton gin equipment is expensive—there’s no getting around that. As a cotton farmer, you probably would like to extend the life of your cotton gin as long as possible. The best way to do this is by performing regular maintenance on your cotton gin parts in Lubbock, TX to keep everything running smoothly for years to come. Generally, cotton gins are operated for about three or four months out of every year. This means you have eight extra months to make any necessary repairs and ensure the gin will be ready come harvest time. While you should take the time... View Article


The Biggest Reasons to Choose Local Textiles

April 23, 2018 10:12 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

With just about any industry you can think of, it’s important to support local businesses and product developers. Let’s take a look at some of the biggest benefits associated with supporting local textile makers and producers of cotton mill components in Lubbock, TX: Support local employment: By purchasing local textiles, you support local workers as well, keeping jobs in your area. Over the years, many industries (including the textile industry) have seen jobs outsourced to countries all over the world. By making it a point to support American-based companies, particularly those near where you live, you can help keep companies... View Article


The Industrial Textile Industry

April 11, 2018 10:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Throughout the ages, the textile industry has been one of the mainstays of nearly every human civilization. In recent years, technological advances and globalization have led to a radically redefined textile industrial complex that relies on complicated supply chains stretching across the entirety of the globe. Textile machinery currently performs a number of tasks formerly performed by hand by human laborers. Today, jobs such as ginning, spinning, weaving and dyeing are largely performed by automated processes with limited human help. That means that it’s extremely important for industry players at every level of the textile supply chain to properly maintain... View Article


Modern Cotton Gins

March 28, 2018 10:14 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

In 1793, Eli Whitney patented the first modern iteration of the cotton gin, revolutionizing the then-burgeoning industrial textiles industry and changing the way that humans interact with cotton forever. Since Whitney first filed his patent, the size and scale of commercial cotton gins has change drastically, but their general operations and functions remain the same. Today, cotton typically arrives at the gin pressed into a bale or “module” weighing as much as 10 metric tons. The gins are capable of processing this cotton quickly and efficiently, and with minimal human effort required. Once the ginning process is complete, the cotton... View Article


An Overview of Cotton Production in Texas

March 7, 2018 5:06 pm Published by Leave your thoughts

Cotton production is one of the most important industries in the United States. The country is the worldwide leader in cotton exporting and third internationally in production, behind only the much larger nations of China and India. Almost all of the cotton growth and production in America occurs in the south and west, with the dominant producing states being Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Texas, Arizona and California. Today, more than 99 percent of American-grown cotton is Upland cotton, with the fraction of a percentage remaining being American Pima. Overall, the business is worth $25 billion per year and employs more than... View Article


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