Parkdale Mills is one of the world s largest independent producers of cotton and cotton-blend yarns. Since 1916, the company has used a consistent focus on the latest technologies and how these technologies can improve the company s product, which have made it a leader in the industry. Parkdale Mills has a plant in Hillsville, Va., and it manufactures ring-spun yarn, cotton, cotton/polyester-blend yarns and 100-percent polyester yarns. Parkdale Mills is the only company to use open-end, ring-spun, air jet and vortex spinning systems in the production environment. Parkdale Mills is headquartered in Gastonia, N.C., and maintains more than 25 plants throughout North Carolina, including Lexington, N.C.