Capel's Songbird Rug Inducted Into North Carolina Museum Of History
|Capel Rugs' Songbird braided rug is one of a select group of
products inducted into the North Carolina Museum of History's
permanent collection in a special ceremony held Jan. 21 on N.C.
State Universitys Centennial Campus.
Capel's Songbird Collection of braided rugs, added to the line a
few years ago, exemplifies the company's rich legacy of
innovation. The collection takes Capel's classic braided
construction and updates it with fresh colors and an ingenious,
reversible design that provides twice the wear. The color palette
includes cheerful reds, golds and greens rendered in a durable
We want to congratulate you on your ingenuity, your
craftsmanship and your determination to succeed, says Dr. Terri
Helmlinger Ratcliff, executive director of the Industrial
Extension Service, in welcoming manufacturers to the museums
induction ceremony. What you are is what makes this state and
this country great. Don't ever stop, don't even slow down, in
your pursuit of excellence.
Capel Rugs originally presented the Songbird rug as a feature
item in the NCSU-Industrial Extension Service's Manufacturing
Makes It Real Tour, a week-long celebration of the high-quality
and competitive spirit of North Carolina manufacturers that took
place last year. Of the hundreds of items that were donated to
the tour, the North Carolina Museum of History chose about a
dozen pieces to add to its permanent collection.
Other North Carolina manufacturers recognized at the ceremony
were Acme-McCrary, Cone Denim, Davis Wood Products, General
Microcircuits, GlaxoSmithKline, Holly Aiken Bags, Meadow Mills,
PureCountry Weavers, RayLen Vineyards, Saab-Barracuda and
The North Carolina Museum of History celebrates North Carolina's
past, present and future by collecting and preserving artifacts
and other materials relating to the state's history and heritage.
To learn more, visit www.mcmuseumofhistory.org.
The Industrial Extension Service helps new businesses grow and
good businesses get better as the outreach function of N.C. State
University's College of Engineering. For more information, visit