Maximizing the use of local skills and talent is the essence of good business. We make all of our products right here in Bristol and Warren Rhode Island.
Both Bristol and Warren were part of the lands inhabited by the Pokanoket (aka Wampanoag) Natives and were claimed as part of the original Plymouth Colony. Warren started out as a trading post in 1621 with the Pokanokets. It was incorporated in 1668 under the name of Sowams, and in 1747 under its current name. Warren has been a manufacturing town almost since it began--textiles, luggage, machined products and ships. It still makes machined products and ships. Warren also produces consumer products and a wide range of crafts.
Incorporated in 1680 following King Phillip's War, Bristol has been a leader in making fast ships for more than 200 years. In the years following the Civil War most of the America's Cup winners were designed and built here. Bristol has been an early leader in the manufacture of rubber, aluminum, textiles, rugs, shoes, machine tools and machined products. It remains a leader in the manufacture of boats and carbon fiber products.
The workforces of Bristol and Warren have a history of making things and making them well.
July 5, 2021, Bristol, Rhode Island.
After the band comes the Bristol Town Council and Town Manager, then the Governor and Treasurer of Rhode Island, then one of the Congressional Representatives and the two US Senators.