Title

"Making It In Maine" piece about the Different Drummer Workshop in South Solon,

Authors

Luann Yetter

Source

Down East

Date

11-1-1995

Pages

66

Abstract

"Making It In Maine" piece about the Different Drummer Workshop in South Solon, which makes toys. The business was started by Frank and Mary Lou Ripley, more than two decades ago. Mary Lou has taken over much of the production and Frank handles the packing and shipping. The bulk of the company's customers are in New England, but the toys are shipped to gift shops all over the country, including Alaska and Hawaii. The Different Drummer Workshop has gross sales of about $65,000 a year.

Subjects

Entrepreneurs, Different Drummer Workshop South Solon, Toys, Ripley, Frank, Ripley, Mary Lou

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