Every week, at its headquarters in Warwick, Rhode Island, the National Chain Group produces up to 1.5 million feet of chain per week—all weights, all finishes, all styles (including exclusive Byzantine designs). Now it’s poised to do even more, thanks to a multi-year renovation project that will bring its manufacturing space to nearly 300,000 square feet.
That expansion will increase its capacity and capabilities in not just chain, but also mill product (wire, flat stock, tubing), beads, stamping, raw casting, and finished contract jewelry manufacturing.
“We’ve become recognized as the industry’s premier ‘one-stop shop’ for not just chain but a full range of manufacturing services, and we can continue to grow in all areas,” says company president Steven Cipolla. “This expansion will provide the room we need to streamline production and increase efficiencies.”
It has also become a full-service manufacturing partner, thanks to various acquisitions over the years of key suppliers and service providers. Through vertical integration, National Chain has strengthened its supply chain and expertise so it can better control pricing, meet even the tightest delivery deadlines, and offer world-class technologies and engineering—competitive advantages its shares with its customers.