Governor to join the Faribault Woolen Mill Company, the State's Oldest Manufacturing Company, in Celebrating Grand Re-Opening


Sep 08, 2011, 10:55 ET from Faribault Woolen Mill Company

FARIBAULT, Minn., Sept. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --

WHO:  Governor Dayton will join other state and local dignitaries for the grand re-opening of the historic Faribault Woolen Mill alongside new owners Chuck and Paul Mooty.

WHAT:  The grand opening event will solidify the rebirth of a nostalgic brand dating back to 1865, while generating job creation. To ensure success and quality, the Mootys have reengaged the expertise of former employees to fuse old methods with new and innovative ideas.

WHEN:  Thursday, September 15 at 1:00 p.m. A formal ceremony will precede a blanket and accessory tent sale open to the public on September 16 and 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

WHERE:  Faribault Woolen Mill Co. 1500 2ND AVE NW, FARIBAULT, MN 55021

WHAT ELSE:  The Company is the only fully integrated woolen mill in North America during an age when the majority of wool merchandise is produced overseas. They once produced over half the blankets in the United States before closing its doors in 2009. The woolen mill also harbors environmental manufacturing methods. All products are sustainable, natural and renewable.

The woolen mill anticipates a positive reception from new and returning customers. They look to the grand re-opening event as an opportunity to showcase the quality and excellence the owners and employees vow to deliver.

The "first-run" wool blanket collection is available online at as well as the Company's Tent Sale held on September 16 and 17.

For more information contact: | 507.330.5212 | 612.801.7112

About Faribault Woolen Mill Company

The Faribault Woolen Mill Company is an American manufacturing company specializing in the production of woolen and other woven-fiber goods. Established in 1865 on the banks of the Cannon River in Faribault, Minnesota, this family owned mill has been dedicated to designing, weaving, and distributing the finest quality products from its extensive line of experienced craftsmen. It remains a living testament to the ever-fading art of American-made excellence and one of the only mills left in our country fully integrated to produce product from start to finish under one roof. For more information visit

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