Revisiting Mass. company that has experienced remarkable growth


At American Bench Craft in Wilmington, Massachusetts, leather is the mainstay for the growing family business. brother and I worked in our makeshift workshop. My brother, his wallet had just fallen apart, so he was like, ‘I’m going to make a wallet that will last forever,'” Chris Angelini said in a campaign for this riveted leather wallet in solid brass, sewn without wire, sold $20,000 worth of wallets in just 30 days.NewsCenter 5 first visited the Angelini brothers in 2017 as part of its “Made in Mass” series.They had just left the garage of their parents and moving into what they affectionately called the basement bunker were in Massachusetts until ‘Made in Mass’ and it just blew up,” he said. “I think we were selling maybe $100,000 to $150,000. Now we’re a seven-figure business.” Wilmington, and now that simple wallet has grown into over 100 different leather products. “I remember when we first moved here, we were like, ‘Man, we’ll never fill this place,'” Jason Angelini said. “But, as you can see, we filled it up quickly.” American Bench Craft is now filling orders at a staggering rate, shipping to over 40 countries worldwide. The company is now partnering with larger nationally known brands to produce merchandise for these companies. This part of the operation is now larger than American Bench Craft’s original direct-to-consumer business. The business is only continuing to grow as American Bench Craft is looking to expand into a second space just to be able to handle the number of orders that keep coming in.

At American Bench Craft in Wilmington, Massachusetts, leather is the mainstay for the growing family business.

Brothers Chris and Jason Angelini began building their leather goods business out of the garage of their parents’ Reading home eight years ago.

“My brother and I were working in our makeshift workshop. My brother, his wallet had just fallen apart, so he was like, ‘I’m going to make a wallet that will last forever,'” Chris Angelini said.

A startup campaign for this threadless, solid brass riveted leather wallet sold $20,000 worth of wallets in just 30 days.

NewsCenter 5 first visited the Angelini brothers in 2017 as part of its “Made in Mass” series. They had just moved out of their parents’ garage into what they affectionately called the basement bunker.

Chris Angelini said what happened after the NewsCenter 5 story first aired more than four years ago took him and his brother completely by surprise.

“Nobody knew we were in Massachusetts until ‘Made in Mass’ and it exploded,” he said. “I think we were selling maybe $100,000 to $150,000. Now we’re a seven-figure business.”

The brothers’ 600 square foot windowless bunker was quickly abandoned for a sunny 4,000 square foot manufacturing space in Wilmington, and now that simple wallet has grown into over 100 different leather products.

“I remember when we first moved in here, we were like, ‘Man, we’ll never fill this place,'” Jason Angelini said. “But, as you can see, we filled it up quickly.”

American Bench Craft is now filling orders at a blistering pace, shipping to over 40 countries worldwide. The company is now partnering with larger nationally known brands to produce merchandise for these companies. This part of the operation is now larger than American Bench Craft’s original direct-to-consumer business.

“So that’s actually what’s allowed us to grow and really hire because we’ve got work planned for months,” Chris Angelini said.

The Angelini brothers’ business continues to grow as American Bench Craft seeks to expand into a second space just to be able to handle the number of orders that keep coming in.

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