Made Proper Right here: Ace Rug Works in Schuylkill County

MCADOO, Pa. – Ace Rug Works has been making hand knotted rag rugs in McAdoo, Schuylkill County for 101 years.

Marty Cichowic’s grandparents began the enterprise throughout the Melancholy to make ends meet. His grandfather, a machinist, made the looms for his grandmother.

They have been hammering out carpets on the property ever since. They’re made with material remnants which might in any other case be thrown away.

Marty says you may’t do it some other method.

“Let me put it this manner, as quickly as I used to be in diapers I used to be up right here serving to,” he stated.

Marty purchased the enterprise from his father in 2012 and runs it with spouse, Lori, and their two youngsters.

Collectively, they make round 150 rugs every week on common.

“Get the string tied, looped over, and pulled again. Her and I can do a drum in about, what, an hour and 40 minutes?” Marty stated.

They do some craft gala’s and exhibits however most gross sales are by means of phrase of mouth, as they’ve all the time been and can proceed to be. Simply because the enterprise, will hopefully, stay within the household for years to come back.

“Would I prefer to see it, sure. Are they each able to doing it? Completely,” Marty stated.

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