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Rhode Island's Oldest Companies
(ranked by year founded)
2016
rank
Company Website
President/CEO
Address
Phone
Year founded
No. of local employees
Type of business
1
2015: 1
The White Horse Tavern whitehorsenewport.com
Jeff Farrar, owner
26 Marlborough St.
Newport, R.I. 02840
(401) 849-3600
1673
25
Restaurant
2
2015: 2
Kenyon Corn Meal Co./Kenyon's Grist Mill kenyonsgristmill.com
Paul Drumm III
21 Glen Rock Road
West Kingstown, R.I. 02892
(401) 783-4054
1696
6
Grist mill
3
2015: 3
The John Stevens Shop johnstevensshop.com
Nicholas W. Benson, owner
29 Thames St.
Newport, R.I. 02840
(401) 846-0566
1705
1
Architectural inscription design and carving, memorial design, dedicatory tablet and inscription design
4
2015: NL
Finlay Extracts & Ingredients USA Inc. finlays.net
Steve Olyha, CEO
10 Blackstone Valley Place
Lincoln, R.I. 02865
(401) 333-3300
1750
85
Coffee roaster and coffee and tea extract and ingredient manufacturer
5
2015: 4
Reade International Corp. reade.com
Emily S. Reade, president
850 Waterman Ave.
East Providence, R.I. 02914
(401) 433-7000
1773
15
Manufacturer and global distributor of higher technology inorganic materials