GREENVILLE, S.C. (AP) _ J.P. Stevens & Co. Inc. announced Thursday 18 apparel plants employing 7,494 workers in four states are for sale. The plants by division are:

Woolen and Worsted Fabrics (3,204 employees, all in Georgia): Dublin, Nathaniel, Milledgeville, Louisville and Tifton No. 1.

Delta Fabrics (2,296 employees, all in South Carolina): Pamplico, Cypress in Pamplico, Delta Nos. 2 and 3 in Cheraw, Greer, and Estes in Piedmont.

Stevco Knit Fabrics (1,232 employees, all in North Carolina): Carter and Holly, both in Wallace; Fayetteville; Greensboro; and Ragan in Gastonia.

United Elastic Fabrics (757 employees, all in Virginia): Stuart and Woolwine.