Mount Vernon Mills Adds Carolyn Black as FR Technical Specialist
Company continues Mount Vernon FR brand growth in technical sector

 MAULDIN, S.C. – April 23, 2013 – Mount Vernon Mills is proud to announce Carolyn Black, a 20 year veteran of the textile industry, has joined the company as FR Technical Specialist. In her new role with Mount Vernon Mills, she will focus on the company’s flame resistant fabric brand, Mount Vernon FR. Her goal will be to increase Mount Vernon FR brand awareness among end users, especially in the Canadian provinces.

Over the course of her career, Black has sharpened her skills through work with various well-known companies, including Bulwark, DuPont Canada and Shell Canada Limited, as a customer relationship and marketing specialist.  Most recently, as a marketing specialist at MWG Apparel, her emphasis was on customer relationship service and development. Black graduated with a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Calgary, where she also minored in business. In addition, she has completed numerous other postgraduate courses in the areas of textile design, personal leadership, project management, architectural and industrial design, and client relationship development. She is also knowledgeable in Computer-aided Design (CAD), and has five years of experience using the system.

“Carolyn brings to Mount Vernon Mills an integral combination of marketing success and technical expertise,” said Mike Woods, vice president of flame resistant fabric sales for Mount Vernon Mills. “Her experience in the textile industry will be a great asset to the company and will play a major role in driving Mount Vernon FR’s continued growth.”

Black’s appointment comes at a time of growth for the company and brand, as Mount Vernon Mills last year unveiled their new branding initiative for Mount Vernon FR. The brand consists of six flame resistant fabric collections of various blends, from cotton to nylon, Nomex® and more. The expansive line makes Mount Vernon FR perfect for multiple end uses in professions requiring high quality protective clothing.

Mount Vernon FR – Wear it for Life:

When laundered to manufacturer’s specifications, the flame resistance of all Mount Vernon FR fabrics is guaranteed for the life of the garment.  And with total manufacturing control over more than 25 production processes in the company’s vertically integrated manufacturing facility located in Trion, Ga., customers can have confidence in knowing that every Mount Vernon FR fabric will be of the highest level of quality, durability and reliability. Learn more at


About Mount Vernon Mills & Mount Vernon FR:

Mount Vernon Mills is a 165-year-old manufacturer of textile, chemical and related products for the apparel, industrial, institutional and commercial markets. Mount Vernon FR is part of Mount Vernon Mills’ Apparel Fabrics Group, which produces denim, flame resistant and piece-dyed fabric. It is the largest of all the Mount Vernon Mills groups, accounting for more than half of all company sales. More information can be found at or

For more information, contact:

Jennifer Whisnant, Quixote Group
(336) 544-2418