WILMINGTON, MA — Eric Anderson, a Wilmington native and WHS graduate (Class of 1994), is co-founder of Flywheel Threadworks, a new lifestyle brand for motorcycle riders. Flywheel Threadworks will be participating in its first retail show of the season this weekend at the Northeast Motorcycle Expo at the Shriners Auditorium in Wilmington.
Anderson recently spoke with Wilmington Apple, specifically about his company’s desire to help veterans.
“Flywheel Threadworks (FWT) recognizes the relationship between the motorcycle culture and the numerous American Veterans that enjoy the camaraderie biker communities offer. In this spirit, FWT has made fighting homelessness and post-traumatic stress disorder a top priority — two issues that plague America’s Veterans,” says Anderson. “In 2014, FWT teamed up with the Liberty House in Manchester, New Hampshire to provide additional resources and support in this fight. In 2015, FWT will release a tribute collection in honor of American Veterans – 100% of the proceeds will be donated to this cause.”
The company will also be running a creative trade-in program called “threadXchange” to support veterans this Saturday, March 14 (10am-5pm) and Sunday, March 15 (10am-5pm) at the Shriners as part of the New England Motorcycle Expo.
“The threadXchange program is pretty straight forward,” explains Anderson. “If you are willing to give us the shirt off your back (literally) or a shirt you bring with you, we will give you a 15% discount on your new Flywheel Threadworks shirt purchase. All shirts collected will be donated to veteran homelessness causes. We win, you win and those in need will win!”