Goodbye, Cranston Print Works

Friday (tomorrow) is Cranston Print Works last day of operation at the Webster mill. This mill was first built as the East Village Mill of the Slater industrial empire and will end its run as the oldest operating textile mill in America. The Cranston Print Works mill in Webster is the big red brick compound you pass right as you leave or enter the on-ramp for I-395 at Webster and where state Route 16 ends and Route 12 bends west to pass through the heart of Webster.

Story reported by WBUR in Boston.

The manufacturing process will take place overseas.

This pretty much says it all.

Businesses need move production to keep operating and remain competitive, but others lose their livelihoods. It’s a tough world.

R.I.P. CPW.

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