A looming legacy

Alice Company, a family-owned diversified holdings company based in Greenville, recently donated a 1954 Hunt fly shuttle loom to the Easley Area Museum on South Pendleton St. Formerly known as Alice Manufacturing, the company produced premium quality yarns and fabrics for nearly a century in Easley. Installed in the company’s Elljean plant in 1954, the loom was later moved to the corporate headquarters on East 1st Avenue in Easley, where it served as a focal point in the lobby of the building. Alice Company president and CEO E. Smyth McKissick IV, right, is the fifth generation of the McKissick family to run the company. His father, E. Smyth McKissick III, left, remains chairman. Courtesy photo