Avondale Mills Inc To Receive Textile Worlds 2002 Innovation Award

Textile World honors Avondale Mills Inc. with the 2002 Innovation Award for its continued
commitment to innovation, investment in technology and enduring ability to succeed.Thriving in
todays textile industry takes special skills blending quality, price competitiveness,
state-of-the-art technology and dedicated people, to achieve a niche in a competitive marketplace
constantly fine tuning a forward thinking strategy.With more than 155 years of operating history
“the oldest textile manufacturing concern in the United States” Avondale Inc. continues to invest
in the future with sales of more than $600 million and more than 5,600 associates.Avondale Mills
thrust of high-quality, low-cost production has served it well as a leader in utility wear fabrics,
denim, sales yarn and specialty products for the tent, awning and boatcover markets.As Craig S.
Crockard, corporate vice president, planning and development said in the May 2001 Success Stories
issue of Textile Industries, Avondale believes the United States is still a great place to
manufacture textiles, especially when the latest technology is employed. Producing textiles at a
very quick turn-around, of very good quality and at low cost are the key factors in Avondales
corporate strategy.Avondale Mills joins Textile Worlds annual Innovation Award honorees, which
include Johnston Industries, Parkdale, Swift, Mount Vernon and MillikenandCompany.