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Hall Spars celebrates 35 years

Today, Hall Spars celebrates 35 years as an industry leader in high performance spars and rigging, having opened the doors on a small shop in Bristol, Rhode Island on 9th June 1980.

Eric Hall and Phil Garland founded Hall Spars, which pioneered the combination of autoclave curing and seamless carbon construction. Milestones of the company include expansion into multiple state-of-the-art factories on three continents, a hand in three America’s Cup victories, a DAME Innovation Award for Seamless Carbon Rigging with an airfoil shape, and development and patent of the award-winning AutoLock halyard lock.

Phil Garland, vice president of Hall Spars said, “A lot of years, a lot of miles, a lot of boats, a lot of rigs, a lot of trophies, and a lot of customers and friends. We would never have had this many successes without their support for the past three and a half decades.”

In response to the growing demand for Hall’s technology and expertise, 2013 brought the formation of Hall Composites, the non-marine division of Hall Spars, responsible for prototype design, development and production for the energy, aerospace, architectural and defense industries.

Ben Hall, vice president of Hall Spars added, “It’s hard to describe everything we have accomplished in the last 35 years… America’s Cup victories, winning spars on everything from dinghies to megayachts, unique leading edge products and specialty components that go anywhere from the bottom of the ocean to outer space.

“I am proud to be a part of this and especially proud of our highly skilled and dedicated workforce.”

Hall’s worldwide infrastructure affords the company a global reach, with manufacturing facilities in the US, Holland and New Zealand. 

Hall continued, “35 years – it’s hard to believe. We started in 1980 with four in the shop and three in the office. Four of us are still here. We started this company with ambitious dreams and high values. I daresay we have exceeded our wildest dreams, and our standards have never wavered. Pride isn’t a big enough word for how we feel.” 

For more information, visit Hall Spars.

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