Gilles and MacArthur Mill
1907 – Bates and Innes Co. Limited bought and equipped the former Gillies Woollen Mill as a knitting mill. A Quebec company, the Waterloo Knitting Co. Ltd., similarly re-opened the Hawthorne Woollen Mill. (McArthur Mill)
Photo 1907 Carleton Place and Beckwith Heritage Museum– Employment at this date was 100-150 hands. They made knitted underwear, top shirts and sweaters. ON the 13th day of September 1909 the judicial sale of Waterloo Knitting Mills took place at the Perth court house.
All the machinery, stock , freehold properties and buildings were sold. The Waterloo Knitting Mill in Waterloo, Quebec ( Eastern Townships) was also sold. The liquidators were: Mr. Benoit, Mr. A. Charlebois, George Findlay, and Colin McInotsh, Carleton Place- Sherbrooke Daily Record- Tuesday,August 10, 1909.