Paul Fogleman,

At a recent news conference Chairman Bill Redding, grandson of an Acme-McCrary Hosiery Co. founder, announced the 108-year old company has been sold to MAS Holding, a global apparel technology and manufacturing conglomerate based in Sri Lanka. There was good news for the leaders in Asheboro and Randolph County: MAS will locate its first U.S. Headquarters in Asheboro , adding over 100 jobs and retaining 374 jobs at Acme-MCrary.

Gov. Roy Cooper said the N.C. Department of Commerce and Economic Development Partnership were involved in the recruiting of MAS Holding along with state lawmakers, the Randolph County Economic Developing Corp. and other government agencies.

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