October 31, 2008
October 31, 2008 - Northwest Woolen Mills, of Woonsocket, R.I., won four contracts totaling $8.2 million to provide blankets to various U.S. government agencies, according to Sam Brickle, company chief executive officer.
The mill was awarded a two-year contract for $4 million to make Army military issue olive drab blankets; a $1.2 million contract to make disaster-relief blankets for international agencies; and an $800,000 contract to make blankets to be purchased online from the Government Services Agency by any government-financed agency, including local police and fire departments. The privately held company was also awarded a one-year $2 million contract to make blankets for the homeless. Reprinted from The Providence Journal