Brand and Oppenheimer announces name change to Ocean State Innovations

PORTSMOUTH – Brand and Oppenheimer Co. has changed its name to Ocean State Innovations, the textile company announced.

“In consideration of our corporate strategy and our deep roots in Rhode Island, we feel our identity is best associated with the Ocean State,” said CEO Edward Ricci, a Rhode Island native, in a statement. “The Brand and Oppenheimer brand represented stability and quality within a very specific segment of the textile space. Today we offer a broader scope of innovative textile expertise and needed a moniker to represent who we are.”

Founded in 1913 as a supplier of garment linings, Ocean State innovations currently has 35 employees and is owned by 1947 LLC and Praesidian Capital. As part of the rebrand, the company has created a new logo and marketing message, “Textile Solutions.”

“This name change better reflects the current and future direction of our growing company,” Ricci said.

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