Founded in 1824. The Plymouth Cordage Company grew to become the world's largest manufacturers of rope and twine. During 19th century, sailing ships from all points of the compass relied on the superb craftsmanship that characterized Cordage Company products. In the early 1900's, the company was honored by being selected to furnish all the lines for the country's most revered ship, the USS Constitution (Old Ironsides).
During its 140 years of continuous production, the Cordage Company had a profound effect on the economic and social development of the Plymouth Community as the town's largest employer. With company housing, a library, sports teams, social events and its own newspaper, The Cordage Company provided a standard of excellence as well as fostering a deep sense of personal growth and pride.