The staff of a threatened textile manufacturer have received an early Christmas present, with the news that a rescue deal has been agreed for their factory. Just over one hundred workers at Carrington Performance Fabrics at Dewsbury in West Yorkshire were warned in May this year that the company faced the possibility of closure unless a buyer could be found for the business. The company's owners - the IPT Group - have now confirmed that they have reached agreement for the sale of Carrington Performance Fabrics as a going concern.