Governor, Commerce Secretary and elected officials celebrate progress on Finlays new facility

Governor, Commerce Secretary and elected officials

celebrate progress on Finlays new facility

 

Governor Gina M. Raimondo joined elected officials and business leaders today at an event celebrating the construction of Finlays new global research and development center at Quonset Business Park. Finlays is a global leader in the development and distribution of tea and coffee extracts. The project is anticipated to add 73 full-time jobs and increase the state’s GDP by $15.3 million.

 

Finlays new project at Quonset will include 93,000 square-feet of building space and will result in an investment of approximately $54.3 million. The project is planned to be completed in two phases. The first phase will consist of a 28,800 square-foot global research and development facility and pilot plant. The second phase will see the construction of a 65,000 square-foot full-scale manufacturing and distribution plant.

 

“This new facility will bring Finlays products to market, but will also bring good, family-supporting jobs to Rhode Island,” Governor Raimondo said. “Because of our hard work reinvesting in our manufacturing industries and supporting high-skill, high-wage opportunities for our residents, global leaders like Finlays want to be here and create jobs. I’m thrilled to see another business building here in Rhode Island.”

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