A Company That Knows How To Put Out A Fire

After 23 years at Milliken & Co., Jean Railey suddenly finds herself working the third shift, inspecting carpets--a task she left behind years ago. The victim of another corporate downsizing? Hardly. Bailey took up her new job Feb. 6--six days after she watched her workplace burn to the ground. The La Grange (Ga.) plant flared on Jan. 31, and two weeks later 600 of the plant's 720 employees had new positions at Milliken facilities, some as far away as Britain and Japan.

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