Parkdale Mills plans to close in July

Alexander City textile operation employs 113 people

Parkdale Mills, the Alexander City textile mill that once was Avondale Mills, has announced that it plans to close in July, taking 113 jobs with it.

The Alabama Department of Commerce’s Warn List has the plant closing on July 24.

“It’s just because of business conditions,” Parkdale Mills vice president of human resources Karen Menting told the Outlook. “We might be there a little longer, but the plan is to close in 60 to 80 days.”

Parkdale Mills purchased the century-old Avondale Mills in 2006. Its website calls the company “the world’s leading manufacturer of spun yarns.”

Parkdale’s parent company, Parkdale Inc., is “the largest consumer of cotton in the U.S.,” according to the company’s website, which says it produces more than 8,000 tons per week of products at 29 plants in the United States, Mexico and South America.

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Parkdale’s headquarters are in Gastonia, North Carolina.

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