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Robert T. B. Stevens

J. P. Stevens and Company

1929 - 1974

Fabric & Apparel

Military ServiceArmy
1920 b. 1899
UndergraduateYale University
Born-Died1899 - 1983
BirthplaceNew Jersey (NJ)
FatherHead, Same Company
Era - 1920

In response to the changing nature of the textile industry and to the growing inefficiencies in the company, Stevens merged the manufacturing and selling sides of the business and took the new entity public to raise much needed funds. The new structural change was followed by vertical integration, plant closings and relocations, expansion into new fabric areas, and numerous other cost-saving measures that helped the large textile conglomerate remain successful throughout Stevensí tenure.