After an historic fire, and a pledge to rebuild their business, the owners of Bevin Bros. Manufacturing are returning to work with the production of Salvation Army bells for the holiday season.
And today, at 11 a.m. at the factory site, Sen. Richard Blumenthal and Rep. Joe Courtney will host a press conference touting the company's return to business.
Bevins Brothers – a family-owned business – produced bells at the same East Hampton location for 180 years until a fire destroyed the factory in May of this year. The press conference marks a major step in the company’s comeback – an effort that began just days after the fire when Matt Bevin vowed to rebuild the family business.
Additionally, Kevin Dyer, owner of InterPRO in Deep River, will be on hand for a special presentation. Upon hearing of the fire and Bevin’s response to it, InterPRO had a large brass bell designed and produced as a gift for the company.
Dyer will present the bell to Bevin, who he called an example to all small companies not to quit in the face of adversity. The bell that Dyer will present to Bevin was made by Mystic River Foundry, LLC in Mystic. Sher Hertzler, the owner of the company, will be in attendance as well.
This above information came from a press release from Courtney's office.