Feb 6, 2014 by Warwick Beacon
That’s not a typo, but the number of Rhode Island jobs the Warwick-based Quick Fitting, Inc. expects to create in the next 18 months as it steps up manufacturing and cuts off its Chinese manufacturers.
“It’s happening now,” John Cronin said yesterday. Cronin, U.S. manufacturing project director for Quick Fitting, said the push fittings designed and built by the company are already carried in most Lowe’s and Ace Hardware stores. The fittings eliminate the need for soldering copper and brass fittings or gluing for PVC piping, opening simple pumping to do-it-yourselfers and enabling professional plumbers to complete jobs faster and under all types of conditions. He said all Lowe’s stores would offer the product shortly, thereby requiring the company to ramp up production.