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Milliken acquires Gildan yarn plant

Multiple Milliken textile plants throughout the Southeast will source their yarn needs from the plant.

24th August 2022

Innovation in Textiles
 |  Mayodan, NC, USA

Protective

Milliken & Company headquartered in Spartanburg, South Garolina, has acquired one of the Frontier yarn plants in Mayodan, North Carolina, acquired by Gildan at the end of 2021. The acquisition expands Milliken’s open-end yarn production for its protective fabrics, workwear, government and defence, industrial and napery textile business units.

“Investing in this plant enhances the agility of Milliken’s textile business and shores up our supply chain in the USA to benefit our customers,” said Halsey Cook, Milliken president and CEO. “Guided by integrity and excellence in all we do, this move bolsters our supply chains to enhance customer service.”

The Frontier Spinning Plant #3, which will be renamed the Two Rivers Plant as a nod to its dedicated team and the community it serves, will become a spinning hub for Milliken. Multiple Milliken textile plants throughout the Southeast will source their yarn needs from it.

“Adding this plant to the Milliken manufacturing footprint helps us meet current production needs and offers additional capacity for future growth,” sayid Kevin Brown, senior vice president of global operations for Milliken’s Textile Business. “The expansion helps us create a resilient supply chain that offers consistency and surety for both our product lines and customers.”

www.milliken.com

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