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“Eco-Friendly” is becoming much more than just a catch phrase in today’s world – it’s becoming a way of life. The motor coach and transit bus markets are becoming more conscious of their impact on the environment.

As a result, La France is responding with an environmentally friendly product, while also, upgrading our manufacturing process to be more ecologically sensitive. Eco-Friendly fabric is created using recycled yarn on an energy efficient jacquard weaving system. The yarn is produced using both post consumer waste (plastic water bottles) and post production fiber waste. This process reclaims valuable renewable resources from the waste stream and converts them into something useful. It takes less energy resources to produce Eco-Friendly fabric than beginning the process from scratch.

Eco-Friendly fabric is an everyday reminder that you are sensitive to the environment and sustainability.

In addition, Eco-Friendly fabrics offer excellent resistance to abrasion and superior color fastness and retention. They are also extremely durable and easy to clean.

Many patterns and colors are now readily available. We are pleased that all La France fabrics are made in the USA.

Ask about the new enhanced fabric finish available from La France: water and oil repellant, antibacterial and antifungal protection.

Contact Us

For Home Furnishings Sales please contact:
Judson Boehmer
(864) 646-4115
judsonb @ 

For Transportation Sales please contact:
Jeff Goldwasser
(551) 482-1608
Fax (732) 410-6045
interiors @  

For Customer Service please contact:
Cindy Clark
(864) 646-4281
Cindy @ 

For Product Development & Design please contact:
Ken Archer
(864) 646-4244
KenA @

Quick Facts about our Company

A division of Mount Vernon Mills, Inc.,
La France Industries is rich in history since 1838.
Our plant is located in La France, South Carolina.

The La France Plant

The La France Plant is a premiere upholstery fabric weaver. America's most oustanding plush and flat upholstery fabric weaver with custom design capabilities. In addition, we produce fabric for napery, blankets, decorative home furnishings, industrial and apparel. All major processing technology is performed in-house using advanced textile capabilities in yarn manufacturing weaving, dying and finishing.

Customer Focused Mission Statement

Judson Boehmer - President - La France Industries - Division of Mount Vernon
Judson Boehmer - President - La France Industries - Division of Mount Vernon
"La France Industries, supportive of the community, concerned with the welfare of its employees, is focused on delivering a wide range of functional and distinctive decorative woven fabrics to a broad spectrum of customers and their markets. The primary end use of LaFrance fabrics is seating surfaces. Automotive, Big Truck, Transportation, Residential, Office and Hospitality are major markets. Because LaFrance is a premiere domestic manufacturer, customers gain added value benefits. Vertical, in-house capabilities mean agile and decisive turn time. Innovative design and market driven product introductions give customers important choices and options to help assure their future growth. The hallmark of our business is the best interests of our customers. Integrity, fairness, unparalleled product quality and faultless customer service are fundamental to our customer commitment."

Quality Lab

La France's QC lab is approved to ISO/IEC 17025-1999.
ASTM standards are followed rigorously at La France Industries, and given the labyrinth of testing equipment installed, all La France fabrics are processed engineered and quality assured to exact standards.
Performance testing includes abrasion, flammability, seam strength and tensile.
The La France Automotive Certification ID is 1801.01
The team effort of La France Industries is achieving the hightest level of product quality and service to help customers succeed. This is accomplished through continual improvement, a safe work enviroment, and effective communications. Our goal is reached through the disciplines of implementing and maintaining the ISO 9001 Quality Management System.

ISO Certification

ISO certification was implemented into manufacturing automotive fabrics to comply with General Motors specifications. The ISO culture became the operating norm for La France. Attention to detail assures the production of defect-free fabric. Quality and La France are synonymous.

Fire Resistance (FR) That Keeps the Fabric Look and Feel Your Customers Want

Providing safe fabrics that meet or exceed current and future standards. Refer to our FR capabilities under Rail and Transit Bus for more detailed information.

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