Interview with Ed Hosack
Interviewer: Chad Morgan
Location: Cooperative Christian Ministries, Concord, NC
Interview Date: Friday, February 22, 2008
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Ed Hosack was the general manager of the Bed and Bath division at the Pillowtex factory when it closed in 2003. After the mill closed he and his wife created LifeBuilder Ministries, which retrained local citizens for the demands of the job market. Since then he has become the Executive Director of Cooperative Christian Ministries.
This interview's major themes include: Mr. Hosack's background; his years as a supervisor at Cannon Mills/Pillowtex; the effects of the mill closings; his founding of LifeBuilder Ministries and its operations; and his tenure at Cooperative Christian Ministries.