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Get to Know Berroco: Company History

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“Ever since we were teenagers we worked in the mill, doing various jobs, learning the business, so we got to know the people, and they knew us…” quote from 1994 interview with Philip, Arthur & Strickland Wheelock

Berroco has been in the yarn business for more than 40 years.  But did you know that our company’s roots actually go back two centuries?

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From the Daniel Day Mill in 1809 to present day, six generations of Wheelocks have been continuously involved in the American textile industry.  The product has changed from woolen cloth to fine yarns, but the dedication to quality remains.

Watch this video to learn more about our company history, including how we got the name Berroco.

Want to see more photos from our past?  Check out the “Our Company History” photo album on our Facebook page.

6 Comments Post a comment
  1. I had no idea that all Berroco yarns were spun in one place–awesome!

    December 13, 2012
    • ashleypalumbo #

      Actually our company has changed from a manufacturer to a distributor, so the yarn is spun elsewhere. What you saw in the video is the hanking process, which is done to some of our yarns for shipping. Sorry for any confusion!

      December 13, 2012
  2. My spouse and I stumbled over here coming from a different page and thought I might check things out.

    I like what I see so now i’m following you.
    Look forward to looking at your web page for a second time.

    February 26, 2014
  3. William Comstock #

    hello Wheelock family from Bill Comstock

    April 22, 2014
  4. Bookmarked your amazing site. Fabulous work, exclusive way with words!

    July 23, 2014
  5. Linda Logwood #

    Best part of Berroco is the colors. I always come back to Berroco for the colors. Amazing!!

    May 24, 2016

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