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The Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company was founded in 1838 by brothers Erastus B. and Horatio N. Bigelow in Lancaster, Massachusetts. Its industry is carpet and its headquarters is in Eden, North Carolina (previously Greenville, South Carolina; was New York City, New York before 1974).

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In 1899, the company merged with the Lowell Manufacturing Company. It merged with the Hartford Carpet Company in 1914, and then Stephen Sanford & Sons in 1924. In 1967, Bigelow was acquired by the Sperry & Hutchinson Company. The company was bought out by its senior executives in 1981 who later sold it to Fieldcrest Cannon, Inc. in 1986. In 1993, it was acquired by Mohawk Industries. Today, it is sold as Bigelow-branded carpet/rugs by Mohawk and Carpet One Floor & Home.

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COMPANY NAMES

Clinton Company (1838-1849)

Bigelow Carpet Company (1849-1914)

Bigelow-Hartford Carpet Company (1914-1924)

Bigelow-Sanford Carpet Company (1924-1960)

Bigelow-Sanford, Inc. (1960-1988)

Karastan-Bigelow (1988-present)

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