American Woolen Company Honored by Sen. Murphy
November 10, 2017
U.S. Senator Chris Murphy (Conn.) announced on Nov. 6 that American Woolen Company of Stafford Springs, Conn., is this week’s Murphy’s Monday Manufacturer.
In 2013, Jacob Harrison Long purchased the American Woolen Company, which was founded in Massachusetts and was once the world’s largest wool manufacturer. In 2014, Long relaunched the American Woolen Company out of the former Warren Corp. textile mill – which had been shut down since December 2013 – located in Stafford Springs. Today, the American Woolen Company manufactures, designs, weaves, finishes and dyes American-made fabric for a renowned list of customers, including the U.S. Navy, J.Crew, Hickey Freeman, United Arrows, Rag & Bone, Theory, Timberland, The North Face and Hart Schaffner Marx.
Long relaunched the company with three employees, and within nine months, he had rehired 33 former employees of the closed Warren Corp. mill. The company now has 57 employees, and brought in $3.5 million in revenues in 2017. The company expects to generate $7.5 million in revenues in 2018.
Long, Owner and Chief Executive Officer of American Woolen Company, said, “Connecticut with its rich heritage in craft manufacturing is the optimal place to launch a consumer goods manufacturing operation. The New England mystique combined with Connecticut’s dedicated workforce complements our business aspirations. As I tell our clients, American Woolen is not Made in America, but Made in Connecticut.”