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Halifax firm wins 2 gold medals in California
 


Halifax firm wins 2 gold medals in California, Aug 1968
Halifax firm wins 2 gold medals in California,
Members of the Design Staff at John Holdsworth & Co Ltd, Shaw Lodge Mills, Halifax,
with samples of the light and heavy types of fabrics entered at Sacramento. Aug 1968
Rodney Hirst, W. Dyson, Mrs. D. Wilson, Jack Thompson, Miss Pat Young, Albert Wood

Halifax firm wins 2 gold medals in California

A HALIFAX firm, John Holdsworth & Co Ltd of Shaw Lodge Mills, has won two gold medals in the International Trade and Fabric Exhibition, 1968, at Sacramento, California.

Image of the fabric shown in Sacramento, 1968
Heavy type fabric

There was the indication at Shaw Lodge Mills today that the double success could well inaugurate a new export drive directed at the North American markets.

This is not the first time that John Holdsworth & Co Ltd of Halifax has made a mark with Halifax-designed and Halifax-produced fabrics at Sacramento. Eight years ago at a similar world show held to inaugurate a special State Fair, the firm received a gold medal.

At Shaw Lodge, a reporter was told "We are hoping that these successes will help us in the American markets in particular. We would like to do more on the North American continent."

Image of the fabric shown in Sacramento, 1968
Light type fabric

Holdsworth's has had experience of the North American trade but mainly in Canada and in particular with the Canadian Pacific Railway.

Currently in exports the firm is mainly concerned with European markets especially those in the Scandinavian countries.


Halifax Evening Courier and Guardian, 6th August 1968

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