Thomaston Mills has a rich and storied history dating back to its founding in 1899. We have built upon the rich tradition and focused on the vision of the company that grew into one of America's largest textile producers during the 20th century. Our company has the heritage of a multi-generational family business.


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Our history dates back over 115 years, making Thomaston Mills the oldest domestic sheet mill in the United States. Mr. Robert Edgar Hightower led the company into the 20th century, followed by Mr. Harrison Hightower guiding the company through the Great Depression and World War II. Mr. Julian Hightower oversaw a period of tremendous growth during the 1950's and 1960's, while instilling a strong sense of community in our hometown of Thomaston, GA. Mr. Billy Hightower led the company to become more independent and diverse during the 1970's.