Pursuing Excellence Since 1901
When James A. Chapman founded Inman Mills in 1901, he founded a company that would not only still be spinning and weaving fabric more than a century later, but one that would also become a family legacy so tightly woven into the history of Spartanburg County that it would be impossible to imagine life without it.
Indeed, from the first revolution of an Inman spindle, generation after generation of the Chapman family have sat at the helm of the company which is today, a dynamic, modern textile manufacturer employing more than 700 people at three plants—Saybrook in Inman, Ramey and Mountain Shoals in Enoree—along with Eastbank Textiles, LLC, a subsidiary in Macon, Georgia.
James A. Chapman raises $150,000 to found Inman Mills
Production begins on the Inman Plant
Electricity installed at Inman Plant
Riverdale purchased by Chapman
Riverdale becomes the first air-conditioned cotton mill in the world
Inman Mills’ Saybrook Plant constructed
Inman Mills’ Ramey Plant constructed
Mountain Shoals Plant constructed
Inman Begins Core Spinning
Inman celebrates 100 year anniversary
Inman Advances into Specialty Fire Retardant Military Fabrics and Other Technical Fabrics
Adjusting to Change
Learning & Growing Along the Way
Inman Mills has always sought innovation and evolve to stay ahead of ever-changing markets and business conditions. Since the company was founded, generations of Chapmans have been at its helm leading through change. The Chapmans who are part of the company today, like their forebears, remain fully committed to quality in everything that they do not just the company, but also for the communities in which they work and live.
Success in the technical textile manufacturing industry – and a full commitment to serving our surrounding communities – is woven into the DNA of our lineage in leadership.