Burlington Industries was an American textile manufacturing company founded in 1923. The company was based in Greensboro, North Carolina and it was one of the largest textile manufacturers in the United States during the 20th century. Burlington Industries was known for producing a wide range of textiles, including cotton, wool, and synthetic fabrics, as well as yarns, thread, and industrial textiles.
Burlington Industries was a major player in the American textile industry, it was known for its innovative manufacturing techniques and its use of new synthetic fibers such as nylon and polyester. The company also had a strong presence in the international market and it had operations in more than 50 countries.
In the 1970s and 1980s, Burlington Industries faced increasing competition from foreign textile manufacturers, particularly from Asia. As a result, the company shifted its focus towards specialty and niche markets, such as technical textiles, industrial fabrics, and home furnishings.
In 2006, the company was acquired by International Textile Group (ITG) and it was later merged with Cone Mills Corporation. The Burlington Industries brand was eventually phased out, and the company's operations were integrated into ITG's other textile manufacturing businesses.
Burlington Industries was a major textile manufacturer that played an important role in the American textile industry during the 20th century. It was known for its innovative manufacturing techniques and its use of new synthetic fibers. The company faced increased competition from foreign textile manufacturers in the late 20th century and was eventually acquired by International Textile Group in 2006.