Commerce Secretary, N. Kingstown Council Members Get Exclusive Look at Finlays Progress

Rhode Island’s Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor and North Kingstown Town Council members Richard Welch and Kevin Maloney toured the construction site of Finlays new global research and development center at Quonset Business Park this week. They were joined by Finlays’ CEO Steve Olyha, Finlays’ Vice President of Operations Nigel McGinn, and the Quonset Development Corporation’s Managing Director, Steven King. Finlays is a global leader in the development and distribution of tea and coffee extracts. Construction of the new site began in late December and the project is anticipated to add 73 full-time jobs and increase the state’s GDP by $15.3 million.

 

“Finlays is another example of a globally important company that is planting a flag in Rhode Island—drawing upon and growing our innovation ecosystem,” said Secretary of Commerce Stefan Pryor, who also serves as Chair of the Quonset Development Corporation Board of Directors. “Finlays joins renowned companies such as Johnson & Johnson, GE Digital, Virgin Pulse, and A.T. Cross that are landing and expanding in our state. We’re excited to see them grow and today’s tour was a great sign of things to come.”

 

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