- Associated Press - Tuesday, February 25, 2014

PENNDEL, Pa. (AP) - A prestigious carpet maker in suburban Philadelphia has six tons of wool to give away.

The Langhorne Carpet Co. is looking to donate the wool to nonprofits, students and artisans. The family-owned Penndel company makes carpets for the White House, Independence Hall and other landmarks.

The announcement comes six months after a fire damaged the century-old mill and forced it to close for several months for repairs.

As part of its recovery plan, the business has restocked its wool inventory even though none was damaged in the fire.

Company president Bill Morrow said it’s too precious a resource to simply throw away.

The company has already given away 2 tons of wool to nonprofit organizations including the Minneapolis-based Textile Center, which will use it in a public arts project.

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