STI has been an integral part of the Kings Mountain, NC community for nearly 6 decades. We understand that as our business grows, our impact on the community grows as well and we are determined to make that impact a positive one for generations to come.
Positive Impact Starts Here
We know that business is the backbone of any community and we strive to cultivate a culture of inclusion and acceptance within our work environment and beyond. From our hiring events to our work release programs, STI Fabrics is always looking for ways to give back to our community.
We know that one of the best ways that a business can affect their community is the support they offer each other. From volunteer work, donations, school sponsorships, and participation in community activities, STI is continuously finding new and creative ways to give back. There’s a great sense of pride in being part of a community like King's Mountain, NC.
FDR once said, "A nation that destroys its soils destroys itself." We hold this true in every aspect of our manufacturing process. We don't use any harmful chemicals and our fabrics are made from 100% pre-consumer petroleum byproducts which means. To find out more about our environmental impact, visit our "Vision" page.
American Made since 1964
"We're so honored to make fabric in the United States and we look forward to continuing to move fast, be stronger and create more and create textiles for generations to come"
-Anderson Gibbons | Third Generation Textile Worker and Chief Marketing Officer at STI.
STI Work Release Program
For several years now, STI has been working directly with the Gaston Correctional Center to provide job opportunities for non-violent offenders. Since 2019 we have provided work for 42 people that are taking action in changing their lives for the better.
Not only do we provide them with work while they are incarcerated, we guarantee them work upon release which improves their chances for parol and early release. Since 2019, 12 offenders have been released and have retained employment at STI.
Although this program is in place, there are certain qualifications that must be met in order to be accepted. At select work camps, NCDPS case managers offer STI applications to offenders who are eligible based on work release requirements. Qualified applicants must be 6 month infraction free, case plan compliant, good work history, vaccinated, agree to pay restitution, child support and transportation to and from work. Once we receive the applications, the same interview and hiring process begins as if we were interviewing civilian applicants.
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