Cotton Facts

A bale of cotton weighs about
500 pounds
The U.S. cotton industry generates about
200,000 Jobs
The amount of cotton used to print $1 bills per year is typically
4,356,000 lbs.

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David Hastings

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A NCC vice president and previous NCC director, David has been active on multiple NCC committees, among them Cotton Flow. Currently, he is a member of the NCC's Farm Policy Task Force, is vice chairman of the NCC's International Trade Policy Committee and a member of Cotton Council International's Export Promotion Committee. He previously chaired the National Council of Textile Organizations and serves on its Executive Committee. He also served on the U.S. Secretary of Commerce's Manufacturing Advisory Council.

Having worked in various capacities in his 31 years at Mount Vernon Mills, Inc., David became president of the Mauldin, S.C.-based company in January 2008 and assumed CEO duties a year later. Prior to joining this manufacturer of textile, chemical, and related products, he was a manager with Arthur Andersen & Company.

Hastings earned a Masters of Business Administration from the University of South Carolina and is a certified public accountant. He is married to Kelly Cox Hastings and they have three children.

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