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Headquartered in Mauldin, South Carolina, BrenTex™ is a division of Mount Vernon . The company has about 2,700 employees and operates 14 production facilities in the U.S. For many years, the BrenTex™ division has been known as a pocketing and trim powerhouse. Today the group is a key resource to many industries, providing fabrics engineered for work gloves and digital print media, quilted and slit fabrics for firefighter uniforms, belting and abrasive substrates for coating and lamination, and many other industrial products. BrenTex™ manufacturing operations are located in Cuero, Texas, and Columbus, Mississippi. Bleaching, dyeing and finishing operations are located in Trion, Georgia.  BrenTex™ headquarters, a division of Mount Vernon, Mauldin, South Carolina
BrenTex™ headquarters, a division of Mount Vernon, Mauldin, South Carolina 
Mount Vernon, the parent company of BrenTex™, was founded in Baltimore, Maryland in 1847. It was a leading supplier of cotton duck cloth for clipper ship sails and canvas for tents. The early years of Mount Vernon have an interesting historical footnote. Fabrics made by the Company’s mill in Baltimore were sewn into tents used by the Union Army in the Civil War. At the same time, the Tallassee, Alabama facility, which became part of Mount Vernon in 1900, produced cloth for uniforms and carbine rifles for the Confederate Army.  Mt. Vernon textile mills and adjacent mill village Hampden, Baltimore City, Maryland c. 1860
Mount Vernon textile mills and adjacent mill village Hampden, Baltimore City, Maryland c. 1860 
Mount Vernon remained primarily a cotton duck and canvas manufacturer into the 1940s when it began manufacturing blended fabrics with cotton and man-made yarns. By the 1960s, the product line had expanded to include such items as dryer felts used by paper manufacturers, fabrics for industrial and commercial conveyor belts, heavyweight apparel fabrics, and yarn for upholstery fabrics. BrenTex™ was acquired in 1992, adding additional weaving capabilities as well as cut and sewn components manufacturing.  Company Recognized for Excellence in Innovation
Company Recognized for Excellence in Innovation