Governor touts Rhode Island textiles industry during Richmond visit at Kenyon Industries
October 18, 2017 11:54PM
By Cynthia Drummond Westerly Sun staff writer
RICHMOND — Gov. Gina Raimondo took advantage of a meeting with members of the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network to promote textiles as another sector of Rhode Island’s growing skilled manufacturing economy. The meeting took place Wednesday at Kenyon Industries, a fabric dyeing and finishing company that straddles the Richmond-Charlestown line.
A pioneer in the fabric industry from the days of the Industrial Revolution, Rhode Island is now home to approximately 60 companies that produce technologically advanced textiles which are used in diverse applications, including the military.