DUPONT POWER: DuPont has signed a letter of intent with Louisville Gas & Electric (LG&E) to form a partnership that will supply energy services to nine DuPont fibers plants, most of which are in the Southeast.

Terms of the agreement, subject to certain conditions on both sides, were not disclosed. It is expected to be completed within the next few months, said a DuPont spokesman.

The partnership would own and operate existing power facilities -- currently owned by DuPont -- at those manufacturing sites. LG&E will become the general partner, DuPont the limited partner.

DuPont plants involved in the proposed venture produce nylon, Lycra spandex, Dacron polyester and nonwoven and aramid fibers, and are in Seaford, Del.; Martinsville, Richmond and Waynesboro, Va.; Kinston and Wilmington, N.C.; Camden and Charleston, S.C., and Chattanooga, Tenn. LG&E Power is a nonutility, independent power subsidiary of LG&E Energy Corp.

IWS TAPS LEWIS: The International Wool Secretariat has named David Lewis international advertising and promotions manager, a new post.

Lewis, who will be based at the organization's headquarters in Ilkely, England, is responsible for retail promotions and product public relations. Among his initial duties, the IWS said, will be to develop a global ad campaign to support the Woolmark.

Most recently, Lewis was client service director with the London office of Dewe Rogerson, a financial public relations company. Prior to that, he was a director of Saatchi and Saatchi, also in London.

BURLINGTON REGAINS ITS NAME: At their annual meeting last week, shareholders of Burlington Industries Equity approved the merger of the company into its wholly owned subsidiary, Burlington Industries Inc.

Burlington said the merger and name change will not result in any changes in the business, management or operations of the company.

All outstanding shares of common stock of Burlington Industries Equity will be converted into an equivalent number of shares of Burlington Industries Inc., without any action on the part of shareholders.

Directors first approved the merger in December. At that time, a spokesman said since the company is generally known as Burlington Industries, the shift would make documents and correspondence more uniform.The parent company had been known as Burlington Industries Equity since it went public in March 1992 as part of a recapitalization plan.

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