Central Massachusetts Knife Manufacturer Celebrating 200 Years

Dexter-Russell Inc. has its roots in a knife-making business Henry Harrington started in a shed behind his home in Southbridge, Masssachusetts in 1818. The company has gone through acquisitions, mergers, and name changes, but it is still making knives in Southbridge, where it employs more than 200 people, according to the Worcester Telegram & Gazette. The knives, which undergo extensive shaping, heating, and cooling, take about 10 weeks to make, with hand crafting involved. Many of the knives go to restaurants and to meat and seafood processing plants. >click to read<13:36

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