Christmas shopping in April? This is your opportunity to purchase blankets and throws at discounted prices.
The Faribault Woolen Mill Co. in Faribault, Minn., is sweeping out the corners of the warehouse and cleaning up for spring. Blanket styles that are no longer a part of the product line, styles with excess quantities and a small number of seconds will be offered up at greatly reduced prices.
The facility at 1500 2nd Avenue NW in Faribault will be open for the "Warehouse Sale" from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday, April 3, and on Saturday, April 4, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Internet shoppers can also take advantage of this opportunity by going online to www.faribaultmills.com and clicking on the "overstock blankets" link on the home page. Online sales will be available from 10 a.m. Friday through 6 p.m. Saturday and prices will be posted during this time. All sales are limited to these two days, and pricing will not be extended beyond this time frame. All sales are final, and no rain-checks will be offered for out of stock items.
Faribault has a long reputation of supplying quality products to the world. Started in 1865, it is the oldest company in Minnesota and the last fully vertical woolen mill in the United States. The mill provides all the functions to change raw wool into woven blankets under one roof. Today, Faribault produces more than half of the new wool blankets made in this country.
"The company is looking to increase its production in this tight economy, so we want to streamline our financing and put our dollars to the best use," commented Merritt Loring, a manager at Faribault. "This sale gives us an opportunity to raise some cash while reducing inventory in specific areas.
"We have ample quantity for this sale and, in particular, we have a surplus of throws," concluded Loring. "We believe we make the finest blankets in the world, and therefore, we want to share our product with consumers."