Mount Vernon Mills cuts 700 North Georgia jobs in Trion and Alto

Mount Vernon Mills denim plant in Trion, Georgia, on July 10, 2015. Staff file photo

Mount Vernon Mills is closing its mill in Alto, Georgia, and phasing out its yarn production at its Trion Denim Mill in Chattooga County.

The moves will cut a total of 700 jobs by March in North Georgia, according to company announcements and WARN notices filed with the Georgia Department of Labor. The Mauldin, South Carolina-based textile company announced last week it will cut 600 jobs as it closes its Alto, Georgia plant and the company announced this week it will cut 100 jobs in Trion as it phases out its yarn production at that plant.

"Mount Vernon Mills Inc. regretfully announces the decision to phase out all operations of only the yarn mill (including cotton receiving and carding through spinning) at its Trion Denim Mill," Mount Vernon Mills CEO William Duncan said in an announcement posted at the Trion mill.