Copland Fabrics was started in 1941 by James Copland Sr. and George Fowler on a fork of  the Haw River in Burlington, North Carolina. The original building still stands as part of the fifteen acre campus which now includes five main facilities. 

The original Factory was purchased in 1941. Copland had an idea to make filament curtain goods out of filament rayon, which was a new product at that time.

Aerial view in 1952.  The finishing plant has been added (at far right). In 1948 the decision was made to sell finished goods instead of griege goods.  Copland Inc. became the dying and finishing arm of the company.  A sales organization was created and located in New York.  James Copland Sr. retired in 1955 and his son, James Jr., took over and remained at the helm until 1986.  James Copland III, the current top executive, has expanded the company into pocketing, commercial finishing, furniture decking, table rounds, lamp shades, tablecloths, ironing board covers, and 100 percent cottons prepared for print for men and women's apparel.

Copland is the largest supplier of filament based goods into the ready made curtain market in the country.  

Copland has recently updated its weaving operations with state of the art Picanol looms securing its position as a leader in the fabric industry for the next millennium.

Home office located at:
Copland Industries/Copland Fabrics
1714 Carolina Mill Rd
PO Box 1208
Burlington, NC
(336)  226-0272
Fax # (336)  226-6452
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Our company officers are:

  • Jason Copland - President, CEO and Treasurer
  • James R Copland III - Chairman of the Board
  • Ronald G Copland - Vice-Chairman of the Board
  • Glenn R. Gehlbach - Vice President Sales Manager, 
                                                   Located in our New York office.
  • Larry Hulighan - Vice President Sales, Manager of our Hospitality Group
                                            Located in our Burlington NC office.
  • Ross Whitt - Vice President
  • James Coble - Vice President Quality Control
  • Timms Clapp - Secretary, Vice President