Manchaug Mills Then and Now

Manchaug Mills, as it exists today, strives to “Keep Business Local” just as it has for over two hundred years.

The Mill was built in 1826 and held a prominent place during the Industrial Revolution in the Blackstone Valley, including the beginning of Fruit of the Loom under the ownership of B.B. & R. Knight which was then the largest textile manufacturing company in the world. For a bird’s eye view of the Mill as existed in the 1890s, along with other historical information about the Mill and the Village of Manchaug, visit the diorama located on the second floor. It was created by Manchaug native Eugene Zabinski of Americana Imagery and is housed at the Mill for all to enjoy.

Since the end of the booming textile industry in the Blackstone Valley in the 1920s, the Mill has been put to a variety of uses eventually leading to its renovation for leasing purposes approximately twenty years ago. There are currently over thirty businesses of various types and sizes located at the Mill. Please visit our Mill Businesses page to learn more about the businesses located in Manchaug Mills.

Just as the Mill changed as times and needs changed during times of growth, prosperity, war and rebirth of different industries, it has been adapted to accommodate the needs of current businesses. Only one Mill of the three original mills comprising Manchaug Mills remains. The floors have been divided into business suites, small and large to provide for office space, warehousing and light manufacturing. The building has ample power with 120v, 277v and 3 Phase 480v available, high speed Charter, Fios and internet through Ashdown Technologies, as well as vending machines. There is mail delivery to the Mill by the Sutton Post Office, the Manchaug Post Office is conveniently located next door, as well as overnight delivery drop boxes located on the property.

Manchaug Mills provides opportunities for businesses to get out and meet the other businesses located in the Mill at various networking events held throughout the year including tenant appreciation events, Mill organized competition events, visits from food vendors, flu clinics, blood drives, participation in the annual Sutton Chain of Lights and much, much more.

Thank you for your interest in the Manchaug Mills. We hope you’ll visit soon.