Founded in 1977, cmi is headquartered in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, the home of Old Slater Mill and the birthplace of our nation's textile industry. The company has specialized in manufacturing braided-texture area rugs and accessories since its inception. cmi's philosophy is to be the most innovative in the braided-texture area rug category with the results being new colors, styles, award-winning designs and shapes which most appeal to today's consumer. These advances continue to demonstrate to consumers that â€œbraidedâ€ is simply a construction process and not a style. cmi sells under its own brand name in thousands of specialty retailers and has private label programs and/or customized programs with a number of major national retailers.