HUDSON FIBRE COMPANY--Manufacturers of Cotton, Wool, Flax, and other fibre batting for the upholstering and furniture trade. Henry Hudson, President and Treasurer. Chas. H. Hudson, Vice-President and Secretary. This industry has been established in Hudson since 1892, and has been prominent in the industrial life of the city. The principal product of the company is the manufacturing of cotton and wool felts for the making of quilts, comfortables, mattresses, cushions, and upholstering goods. In the production of these materials a most modern plant is in operation, and everything in the way of the most improved machinery is used. The building occupied is two stories on ground of 200x300 feet in dimensions, and a force of sixty people is employed, the majority of whom are skilled operatives in their various departments.
|Plant of the Hudson Fibre Company from Illustrated Hudson, N.Y.|
|The site of the plant today--mostly the parking lot of Hudson City Centre|
Gossips Note: Henry Hudson, the president and treasurer of the Hudson Fibre Company, was also the mayor of Hudson in 1909 when the Hudson-Fulton Tricentennial was celebrated. His picture hangs on the wall of the Common Council chamber in City Hall, almost right above the door to the hallway that leads to the treasurer's office.