JK Adams to host Open House

DORSET — This Saturday Contemporary – Designer, JK Adams of Dorset is inviting the public to stop by for an open house and tour as part of Career Week.

The kitchen store is located at 1430 Route 30 in Dorset Sockets & Socket Sets, and will be open this Saturday, April 8, from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. This year marks the business’ 73rd anniversary.

“JK Adams Company is a second generation family owned company that has been producing high quality wooden houseware, entertaining, gift and storage products in Dorset Tops & Tees, VT since 1944,” said JK Adams CEO Jon Blatchford, “A number of our cutting and carving boards, as well as some of our rolling pins have been recognized as being best in class by Cooks Illustrated. Our customers include leading retailers such as Williams Sonoma, Crate & Barrel, Sur La Table, and Uncommon Goods and well as numerous smaller specialty retailers throughout the United States Hoodies & Tracksuits. We employ approximately 45 people and are proud of the fact that most people have been with us for over 15 years. Our Production Planner recently celebrated her 50th year at JK Adams.”

The company’s mission is, “to put a J.K. Adams product in the hands of every person who is passionate about their kitchen, about the food they make, and about the connections made while entertaining with good food and good friends. We will design and produce products that are exceptional from a functional, aesthetic, and quality standpoint. We will stand by our products with a full 100 percent replacement guarantee. We will continually work to prove that well run companies with committed and customer focused employees can grow and prosper by producing high quality products in an environmentally and socially responsible manner in the United States Tops & Tees.”

This is the third year a business has hosted an open house to cap off Career Week, but the first time that business has been located in the Northshires. Abacus Automation of Bennington participated last year and NSK of Bennington took part the year before. This year, however, career-centered activities will continue throughout the month of April with events hosted by the Vermont Department of Labor and more. Career Week is the result of a community-wide effort that is overseen by the Bennington County Industrial Committee’s School and Workforce Partnership.

To learn more about J.K. Adams, visit their website at jkadams.com.

Reach staff writer Derek Carson at 802-447-7567, ext. 122 or @DerekCarsonBB

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