Dan River Mills

Danville, VA

Textile World Magazine Dan River named Tenth annual model mill 1982 “Dan River at 100 – born again”

The phrase was “born again.” It fit what had happened at Dan River between 1972­ – 1982. Since the early 1970s, the company invested over $250 million in capital improvements, most of that in the past five years. They achieved record profits and sold or restructured obsolete plants. They were doing everything right.

Several excellent histories already exist. Please check them out.



  1. Laurence A. Christiansen, Jr., editor in chief, “Dan River at 100­born again,” Textile World, June 1982, p38­ – 103.
  2. Funding Universe. www.fundinguniverse.com/company­histories/Dan­River­Inc­Company­History.html Through 2000.
  3. Encyclopedia of Virginia, Beta Version. www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Dan_River_Mills up to date.