Phone: (864) 688-7100
Web Site: www.mvmills.com
Mr. Dale McCollum
Vice President – Merchandising Denim Fabrics
Telephone: (706) 734-4713
Mr. William D. Hastings, President & CEO
Mr. William E. Duncan, COO & CFO
Mr. Richard M. Turner, President Apparel Fabrics Division
Mount Vernon Mills, Inc. ("MVM") is a diversified and integrated manufacturer of textile and chemical products. Beginning with flour mills converted to cloth production in the 1830s in the Baltimore, Maryland area, MVM became an important producer of cotton duck and canvas fabric by the late 19th century. The company's focus shifted south in the 20th century as it expanded into ployester/cotton blends in addition to cotton fabric. As the last mills in Maryland were closed, production increased at plants in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.
MVM became part of the R.B. Pamplin Corporation family in 1982. This gave MVM much more opportunity to grow, both internally and by acquisition. The 1985 purchase of Riegel Textile Corporation quadrupled MVM's revenues, and made MVM a key producer of finished apparel fabric (especially denim and piece dyed twills), consumer products and home furnishings. Pocketing, findings and related product manufacturing was added in the 1990s, firmly establishing MVM as a leading U.S. supplier to the apparel industry. MVM also retains important market share in other textile markets, such as woven paint roller fabric, table linens, and transportation fabrics. MVM now operates plants in six states in the Southeastern U.S.
Largely because of its need for textile chemicals, MVM has also moved into the chemical blending and processing business. This includes dry chemicals like size, and wet chemicals such as softeners and lubricating aids. These operations are also allowing MVM to enter non-textile markets like adhesives and personal care.
Apparel Fabrics- denim; piece dyed fabrics (including flame retardant fabrics) for career apparel, military uniforms, sportswear and work wear.
Brentex- pocketing; waistbands and interlinings, greige apparel fabrics; industrial fabrics.
Consumer Products- table linens; sheets and towels for hospitality market; infant bedding.
LaFrance- woven paint roller fabric; fabrics for cars, trucks, buses and other vehicles; industrial fabrics.
Chemicals- specialty chemicals (wet and dry) for textile, personal care, paper and other industries.