Burlington Industries Plant Locations A – L

Thanks to the BI employees and others who have sent information. Harris Badgett, Richard Dryman, Glenn Evans, Freddie Fogg, Donald Harvey, T. Robert Hay, Max Hinshaw, Gene Kelley, Butch Lipe, Dan Spargo, Olin Wilson, Tom Winstead


A list of the plants alphabetically A­-L

Altavista Finishing 1948 ­ also known as “Hurt Finishing Plant” from 1980s onward built on same floor plan as Wake Finishing Altavista expanded both right and left

Automotive Fabrics Division closed June 1968 Preparation and Weaving Wilson, NC Finishing Plant Rocky Mount, NC

Altavista Cotton then Weaving glass fabrics then BGF 1956 Altavista, VA sold to French Co. 1980s

Asheboro Plant, men’s children’s socks Asheboro, NC sold to Galey & Lord closed 2001

Asheville Plant, cotton and blended broadwoven fabrics; blankets Asheville, NC ­closed 1985 Bird’s eye


Balfour Sock Plant – Asheboro, NC

Barnwell Plant ­carpet yarn – Barnwell, SC purchased by Sara Lee 1991, converted to sock knitting ­closing 2009

Batesburg Plant – Batesburg, SC

Bellemont Plant or Belmont Weaving Plant – Belmont, NC closed

Bishopville Plant – Bishopville, SC

BIChem (Sedgefield Specialties after LBO in 1987) Jamestown, NC ­ sold to Sequa Chemical Bird’s Eye View

BI Research – Greensboro and Jamestown, NC closed ­last site sold to Ciba Chemicals

Brighton Yarn and Weaving 1923 – Shannon, GA closed 2004 Reunion planned

Brookneal towels and printing finishing – Brookneal, VA

Burlcraft Knit outerwear – Burlington, NC closed 1977

Burlington Cotton Co. – Greenville, SC ­ 21sections x 5,000 sq ft of warehouse space. Go FW Poe and click on “destroyed by fire” Warehouses at bottom left in Microsoft Bird’s eye view. Burlington Hosiery­ Daisy – Burlington, NC became May, McEwen, and Kaiser

Burlington Hosiery fully integrated Knitting and Finishing Plant – Harriman, TN Hosiery Division sold to Kayser­Roth 1982 Hurt, VA closed 2007

Burlington Sock Dyeing, Finishing – Asheboro, NC Sock Division sold to Kayser­Roth 1982 and Boarding Plant

Burlington Sock Knitting and Finishing Plant – Harriman, TN

Burlington Sock Knitting Plant, Tucker Street – Burlington, NC

Burlington Sock Knitting and Finishing Plant – Rockwood, TN

Burnsville Plant – Burnsville, NC

Butler Plant ­yarn – St Pauls, NC


Calhoun Falls Plant ­sheeting – Calhoun Falls, SC

Cameo Hosiery Plant – Greensboro, NC

Caroleen Plant – Caroleen, NC sold to Galey & Lord closed 2001

Carolinian Plant Cotton Mills Division – High Shoals, NC.   The remains can see seen just off the road (US 321) to the right Carolinian Plant

Cascade Mill­ former Dixie Cotton Mill 1971 – Mooresville, NC BI/Klopman aerial view – closed 1980 when Richmond Plant opened

Cedwick ­was Bosson Sock – Asheboro, NC

Central Falls Plant – Central Falls, NC

Cheraw Hess Goldsmith Fiberglass Weaving 1980 – Cheraw, SC BI/BGF

Cheraw Surface Finishing/Storage – Cheraw, SC

Cherokee Falls Plant – Cherokee Falls, SC integrated cotton mill ­sateens – Cherokee Falls aerial view

Clarksville Worsted & Blended Finishing – Clarksville, VA once owned by Robbins Mills, closed 2002

Clinchfield 1 & 2 – Marion, NC integrated cotton mills Aerial viewMill 1 is at top and mill 2 is just below. Cooleemee(Erwin Mills), bought in 1962 – Cooleemee, NC

Covington Yarn/Weaving – Covington, VA BI/Klopman closed 1950s

Cramerton Fabrics – Cramerton, NC closed 1999 sold to Joan Fabrics Aerial View


Decorative Fabrics – Burlington, NC

Denton Yarn Plant 1962 orig. Klopman then Knit Div. – Denton, NC closed 1995

Drake’s Branch Plant – Drake’s Branch, VA

Dublin Finishing Plant name change to Newbern – Newbern, VA


Elm Street Weaving Plant – Greensboro, NC

Elm Street Weaving in middle and Andrews Street Annex on right side Aerial View

Erwin Mills bought in 1962 – Durham, NC sold to JP Stevens 1986 and closed

Erwin Denim bought in 1962 – Erwin, NC sold to Dominion Textile 1987


FW Poe Mill 1896 – Greenville, SC closed 1977 destroyed by fire 2003 Microsoft Bird’s eye view of destroyed Poe Mill and 21 cotton warehouses

Fayetteville Plant – Fayetteville, NC

Flint Plant ­ yarn mfg. – Gastonia, NC

Franklin Hosiery Plant – Franklin, NC ­ sold to Blue Bell late 1960s. now Fun Factory in the Smokies ­ game and entertainment center for kids and families Aerial view

Franklinton Plant – Franklinton, NC ­- closed


Glasgow Plant (from Lees 1960) – Glasgow, VA

Graham Plant – Graham, NC

Greensboro Finishing Plant – Greensboro, NC


Halifax plant – Halifax, VA closed 2001

Hall Sewing Plant ­subsidiary of Post, TX plant – Memphis, Hall County, TX bed sheets and pillow cases

Harriman Plant sold to Kayser­Roth ladie’s hosiery

Henrietta Plant – Henrietta, NC integrated cotton mill

House Fabrics Finishing – Burlington, NC

High Point Weaving (Staley Silk 1950s) – High Point, NC then Rainbow Weaving BI/Klop1950s / BGF

Hillsville denim weaving – Hillsville, VA sold to Wayn­Tex 1999

Hot Spring Yarn Plant BMYC – Hot Spring, VA


Ivey Weavers Plant – Hickory, NC


JC Cowan worsted yarn – Forest City, NC closed 1999 Google Bird’s Eye view

Johnson City – Johnson City, TN closed 2000


Kernersville Weaving then Socks 1970s – Kernersville, NC sold to Hooker Furniture BI/Klopman Distribution Center 1980 – Hurt, VA ­ closed 2007 Automated storage ­retrieval system


Lakedale Yarn – Fayetteville, NC

Lakewood Plant #159 – Cramerton, NC Bird’s Eye view

Lees Carpet Headquarters­ 1960 – Valley Forge, PA ­ moved to Greensboro 1989

Lees Carpet ­1960 – Dahlonega, GA sold to Mohawk Industries, 2003

Lees Carpet ­ Masland 1986 Carlisle PA sold back to Masland family 1993

Liberty Plant – Liberty, NC Bird’s eye view

Lord ­ see W G Lord – Cramerton, NC BHFA rugs – Low Moor, VA sold to Ronile 2001 Pacific Mills bought 1954 – Lyman, SC, sold to Lowenstein, leveled 2012



  1. www.ncto.org closings 1998­2008
  2. Bolden, Don, Remembering Alamance County; Tales of Railroads, Textiles and Baseball, History Press, 2006, p88
  3. Google “Burlington Industries plants,” October 20, 2008.
  4. Wilson, Olin, Personal communication, October 23, 2008. 5. http://www.leescarpets.com/site/lee_about_hist.asp Accessed November 3, 2008
  5. http://www.answers.com/topic/masland­corporation Accessed November 3,2008