Issue Date: 2018 JULY, Posted On: 7/21/2018

07212018 Colonial Mills Invited to White House for 2018 'Made in America' Product Showcase
By Carol Tisch

Braided rugs by Colonial Mills represented the state of Rhode Island in the Made in America Product Showcase featuring businesses from all 50 states on July 23 at the White House.

PAWTUCKET, R. I. --  On Monday, July 23, 2018, Colonial Mills joined President Donald J. Trump, Vice President Mike Pence, members of the Administration and White House staff for the 2018 Made in America Product Showcase.
Vice President Mike Pence and President Donald Trump address Made in America participants from all 50 states at the White House on July 23, 2018. 

President Trump hosted companies from across the country to celebrate and highlight each state's effort and commitment to American-made goods. Businesses from each of the 50 states were invited to display their products made and produced in the United States. 

"The goal has always been to produce quality products right here in the United States." -- Donald Scarlata, Colonial Mills 

Colonial Mills' owner and president, Donald Scarlata, and executive vice president Gregg Scarlata attended representing the state of Rhode Island, and showcased the company's American-made rugs and home accessories during the event.
The event was held on the South Lawn and State Floor at the White House, with the President addressing the group at 3:00 p.m. in the State Dining Room amid displays of products. 
"The single best tribute to our workers can be found in the unmatched quality and craftsmanship of the amazing products the bring from blueprint to storefront," Trump said. "Made in the USA' is a global symbol of unrivaled excellence."  

Gregg and Donald Scarlatta of Colonial Mills put the finishing touches on their display of Made in America products at the White House. 
Since 1978, 40-year-old Colonial Mills has produced braided-texture area rugs and home accessories out of its 70,000 square foot facility in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, located down the street from Slater Mill, considered the birthplace of America's textile industry. 

The façade of the Colonial Mills historic headquarters building in Pawtucket, Rhode Island.
As a family owned and operated company, Colonial Mills execs take pride in the firm's heritage and commitment to designing and manufacturing all products in the USA, with a focus on craftsmanship and customer loyalty.
"The goal has always been to produce quality products, made to order, right here in the United States. We have remained true to that goal," said Donald Scarlata.  "The name Colonial Mills really identifies with the American tradition and craftsmanship we are creating in our products."

 The Colonial Mills display for the Made in America Product Showcase at the White House featured the company's rugs and accessories.

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