Profile: Made in USA AAPN Member the American Woolen Company


Click here and you’ll find a terrific article about AAPN member American Woolen Company (, a 100% Made in USA vertical mill established in 1899 in Stafford Springs, CT. At the company’s height in the 1920s, it owned and operated 60 woolen mills across New England.

In the new book Behemoth: A History of the Factory and the Making of the Modern World by Joshua B. Freeman, it reads, “One Lawrence factory, the Wood Mill, controlled by the American Woolen Company, in the early twentieth century had more than seven thousand workers. Altogether, Massachusetts employment in the cotton textile industry soared from 135,000 in 1870 to 310,000 in 1905. In New Hampshire, Amoskeag Manufacturing Company expanded until it was the largest textile factory complex in the world”.

This is a great article about a gifted management team and their fight to build on the heritage of their company. Take a few minutes to enjoy it!


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