More than 150 of Capel Rugs’ corporate, retail, and factory employees gathered on the grounds of the rug maker’s oldest production facility in Troy, N.C., for a party to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary. Each employee received a $100 gift card, and a group photograph of the workforce was taken to commemorate the event—along with scores of individual selfies.

“Holding this anniversary party gave us a chance to tell our incredibly dedicated and talented group of employees how proud we are of them and what they have achieved,” said Richard Capel, director of manufacturing for Capel Rugs. “Their contribution to our company is the key reason we can celebrate this amazing milestone of 100 years in business.”

Founded in 1917 by Richard Capel’s grandfather, A. Leon Capel, Capel Rugs still operates three production facilities in Troy, where its offices are also based.

“Many of our mill workers have been with us for many decades,” added Capel. “In fact, a few have been here for more than 50 years. We’re lucky to have this deep base of talent on our team.”

Mary Clara Capel, Capel Rugs’ director of marketing and administration, added, “There aren’t many manufacturers in the country who have been in business longer than us. Throughout our long history, our employees have been a true cornerstone of our success.”

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