Tech firms join eclectic Lafayette Mill mix

By Rhonda J. Miller
PBN Staff Writer

Rhode Island’s continuing progress in reinventing the charm of its historic mills for 21st-century businesses is blossoming in North Kingstown. The echo of manufacturing productivity, easy access to Route 4, plenty of parking and the Wickford train station a mile away with service to Boston has added up to 80 percent occupancy at Lafayette Mill. More

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Tech firms join eclectic Lafayette Mill mix

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BRIDGE BUILDING: North Kingstown’s Lafayette Mill got a boost Dec. 9 with the addition of Bridge Technical Talent, which moved 20 employees into 4,000 square feet of space. Pictured at left is James Wright, partner at Bridge, with Michael Baker, Bakeford Properties owner, at Bridge’s new office.

By Rhonda J. Miller
PBN Staff Writer

Posted 12/30/13

Rhode Island’s continuing progress in reinventing the charm of its historic mills for 21st-century businesses is blossoming in North Kingstown. The echo of manufacturing productivity, easy access to Route 4, plenty of parking and the Wickford train station a mile away with service to Boston has added up to 80 percent occupancy at Lafayette Mill.

“I take the train from Wickford to Boston every Monday because our parent company is in the Prudential Center. I get off the train in Boston and walk across the street – it’s great,” said Kathleen Repoli, senior vice president at Amazing Charts, which develops, sells and supports electronic medical records for 8,000 practices across the country. Amazing Charts’ Boston-based parent company is DBC Pri-Med and occasionally some employees from that office take the train to meet colleagues in North Kingstown.

Amazing Charts first leased space for three people in the smaller Shewatuck Building at the Lafayette Mill complex in 2006. The company grew to six people in 2007 and when they needed room for expansion, moved down the road to the Meadows Office Park. Amazing Charts has experienced dramatic growth and outgrew two floors at the Meadows, so two years ago moved back to Lafayette Mill’s main structure, the Rodman Building, named for the family that owned the textile empire.

Amazing Charts now has 100 employees, 10 of them working remotely and 90 of them in 16,400 square feet of space on the entire third floor. The company just renewed its lease for two more years.

“This is awesome space, it’s just beautiful,” said Repoli. “The mill itself has huge windows with natural lighting and it still has the historic feel to it. I think it lends itself very nicely to tech companies that have a bit of funkiness and teams that want to be casual.”

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