July 26, 2019–5:50 a.m.
Mount Vernon Mills in Trion has plans to expand operations in a move that will increase the production of its line of flame-resistant cloth.
Vice-President of Flame Resistant Fabrics for Mount Vernon Mike Woods told “Textile World” that the rapid growth in the flame-resistant products has presented the mill in Trion with challenges related to space and equipment. Woods says that Mount Vernon plans new 4,500 square ft of production space in Trion that will increase production and finished fabric capacity by 20%.
The expansion is expected to be completed by the end of the third quarter of this year and will be in use by the end of the year.
Mount Vernon produces fire-resistant fabric from USA fiber and the product is finished in-house, all under one roof. Woods said that as Mount Vernon’s business continues to innovate and grow, the expansion will enable their customers across the world to access durable, high-performing fabrics from Mount Vernon.