KALITH AND VAUGHN BROWN, Brownfield, Texas, take a close look at a cotton knitting machine in the Cotton Incorporated product development laboratory.
AARON AND LISA Martin, Brownfield, Texas, twist yarn during tour of the Cotton Incorporated fiber processing laboratory.
ANGELA MASSENGILL, senior laboratory technician, explains functions of the Cotton Incorporated Product Evaluation Laboratory. The lab was part of a multi-regional cotton producer tour.
BOB AND TERESA BUTLER, Marshall, Texas, listen to presentation during a recent Cotton Incorporated tour at the Cary, N.C., headquarters and research facility.
BROTHERS Joe and Stuart Posey (back) Roby, Texas, cotton producers, and Joe Cogshell, Monsanto, participate in a recent Cotton Incorporated tour.
JEANA HATCH, manager, product development, explains how a computer assisted design (CAD) program increases efficiency in textile design.
KEN GREESON, (background) explains work in the analytical laboratory/finishing research at Cotton Incorporated. Dorothy Overey completes a test. The tour was part of a Cotton Board/Cotton Incorporated multi-regional cotton producer tour.
KNITTING MACHINES demonstrate how well a fiber will perform in real-life manufacturing, explains Yvonne Johnson, associate director, Cotton Incorporate product development laboratory.
LISA MARTIN, Brownfield, Texas, checks a piece of fabric produced in the fiber processing laboratory.
MARK KORN, left, and Kent Greene, Dyersburg, Tenn., tour the Cotton Incorporated fiber processing laboratory.
PAUL EDWARDS explains the dyeing process in the dyeing and finishing laboratory.
STACEY GORMAN, Cotton Board communications assistant, prepares to take photos of tour groups at Cotton Incorporated.
YVONNE JOHNSON shows tour participants a piece of fabric from the Cotton Incorporated product development laboratory.
SouthWest Farm Press