Mount Vernon Mills Expands U.S. Capacity For Flame Resistant Fabrics

TRION, Ga. — May 21, 2012 — Mount Vernon Mills today announced that the company has more than
doubled its capacity to produce flame resistant (FR) fabrics in its manufacturing facilities
located in Trion, Georgia.  The expansion will enhance the company’s ability to meet increased
demand for flame resistant garments to protect workers against hazards associated with electrical
energy (NFPA 70E) and oil refining (NFPA 2112). 

“The increase in capacity is a demonstration of our commitment to producing FR fabrics in the
U.S. in our vertically integrated manufacturing facility, where we have in-house control of 25
major processes, including spinning, weaving, dyeing and FR finishing,” said Mike Woods, vice
president of flame resistant fabric sales for Mount Vernon Mills.  “We now have three ranges
producing FR fabrics, and we are the only U.S. producer to be using the latest technology in
softening equipment from Biancalani.”  

The company has invested more than $15 million in capital equipment to support its FR
programs.  The increased capacity will allow Mount Vernon Mills to continue to provide
consistent 6-8 week delivery of its flame resistant fabrics while also maintaining in-stock
inventory on core products and colors that will be available for immediate shipment.

At the core of every FR protective fabric is the company’s more than 165 years of experience
in the development and production of fabrics that work hard.  Blending history with
technology, Mount Vernon Mills uses more than 3,000 computer monitored control points and extensive
quality assurance testing to provide customers with the highest level of reliability, quality,
durability, color consistency and shrinkage control in every FR fabric.

“Our heritage began with sail cloth and canvas for tents, and has evolved into being a
leading producer of fabrics for career apparel and the military,” added Woods.  “We put our
experience to work in every flame resistant fabric, and we know what it takes to make durable and
dependable workwear fabrics that meet the safety, comfort and styling needs of today’s workforce.”

Mount Vernon Mills is also committed to protecting the environment.  All FR fabrics are
backed by the company’s Eco-Excellence™ program, providing flame resistant fabrics that are made
responsibly.  Flame resistant fabrics from Mount Vernon Mills comply with the following
standards for environmental excellence: Oeko-Tex, SONG Sustainability Initiative, REACH; Worldwide
Responsible Apparel Production (WRAP) Principles, Responsible Care (CMA) and the Environmental
Stewardship Program.

To learn more about the company’s collection of flame resistant fabrics, please visit booth
357 at the Safety 2012 Exposition, which will be held June 3-5 in the Colorado Convention Center in
Denver, Colo.  

Posted on May 22, 2012

Source: Mount Vernon Mills