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Innovation
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When signs National Marker Co. was shipping to customers kept getting damaged, the North Smithfield-based company started looking for a solution. That was in 2011. The result was a scratch-resistant product that the company realized could also be treated to protect signs from fading and allow graffiti to be easily removed. The new product, unveiled in 2012, has led to strong growth, says owner Michael Black. Above, Black moves a sheet of Fatheads to a cutting machine. more
When Bryant University students worked on Dec. 10 to address how best to attract and retain millennial workers for Target, as part of a competition to solve real-world corporate dilemmas, they video-conferenced with company representatives from Minneapolis. more
Some Rhode Island public and private schools are fully inclusive for those with and without special needs, but the private Grace School, a division of Providence-based nonprofit Meeting Street, provides inclusion in a way even the state considers “unique.” more
If you’re a fan of cop shows like CSI – and a brainiac – Materials Science Associates could have a job for you. more
Some people learn well in a lecture hall: seated and washed in a torrent of words, written and spoken. Some people learn with their bodies and hands: taking a motor apart, moving across a stage, building, tinkering, orating. more
With nearly 100 years in operation under its belt, Taco Inc. has the enviable position of being both a solid cornerstone of the manufacturing industry in Rhode Island as well as a flexible, innovative company. Its SmartPlus domestic hot water circulator stands as a testament to the way that Taco is able to straddle those two spheres. more
For more than four years now, a coalition of anti-poverty activists has been pushing for controls on neighborhood payday-loan shops that lend cash for two weeks at an astonishingly high interest rate. more
The University of Rhode Island’s Outreach Center believes lack of information is one of the biggest hurdles keeping more Ocean State residents from considering renewable energy. more
Inventors, innovators and problem solvers from the Naval Undersea Warfare Center division participated in a “Hacking for Undersea Technical Excellence” event recently to inaugurate a new rapid innovation center. more
Last week Providence Business News held its third Fastest-Growing & Innovative Companies celebration at Rosecliff mansion in Newport. more
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