Cotton production has been a key agricultural industry in the United States for centuries. New-Tex Gin is one company that is carrying on that tradition today. Based in the South Plains of Texas, which is one of the largest cotton-producing regions in the country, New-Tex Gin has been ginning cotton since 1962.
“This is a family operation, and we’ve been in this location since my parents moved out here and started this cotton ginning facility,” Manager Ron Craft says. “We take the cotton and separate the lint fiber from the cotton seed. Trash gets mixed in with the lint fiber during harvest, so we separate the trash from the lint fiber. We’ve been in this business as a family for years, going back five generations.”