Berkshire Knitting Mills – Wyomissing
The site people visit today as the VF outlet was the location of Textile Machine Works. Founded in 1896 by Ferdinand Thud and Henry Janssen, Textile Machine Works opened a mill to test the knitting and braiding machines it manufactured. This company, The Berkshire Knitting Mills, became the world’s largest full-fashioned knitting mill. The mill was acquired by Warren Buffet in the late 20th century, and became the core building block of his financial empire.