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Manufacturing
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A training program developed by the New England Institute of Technology and manufacturers in Rhode Island is starting to have an effect, if only a modest one, on the state’s jobs crisis. more
Are America’s small manufacturers poised for a resurgence or vulnerable to new technological disruption? more
Manufacturing has changed greatly in the past 20 years in Rhode Island. We’ve moved from a mass- production environment to a mass-customization environment and many facets of this transformation are now critical to the region’s economic vitality. Let’s take a look at how local and global influences have had an impact on the Ocean State and how the state can move forward based on what can be learned from its recent experience. more
Polaris MEP, a nonprofit division of the University of Rhode Island Research Foundation that supports the manufacturing sector, plans to focus on small manufacturers this year, and is seeking more funding resources to do so. more
Rhode Island Manufacturing Institute, a sister organization to the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, has spent the past year matching 70 under- or unemployed people to manufacturing jobs. more
How many hands did it take to build the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, the first full-rigged, ocean-worthy tall ship to be built in the U.S. in a century? more
Cheryl W. Snead, founder, president and CEO of Banneker Industries, was inducted into the Women’s Business Enterprise Hall of Fame in December. Prior to Banneker, Snead worked for Peerless Precision. When the company went out of business in 1991, she purchased it and shifted the business’ focus to supply-chain management. Now named Banneker Industries, the company is one of the co-founders of the annual SCM Summit at Bryant University. Snead holds an MBA/MSIA in business administration and management from Purdue University. She was the first African-American woman to receive a degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Massachusetts Amherst. more
Lincoln-based A.T. Cross Co. is in some ways a brand new 175-year-old company. Founded in 1839, the high-end pen maker was sold to private equity firm Clarion Capital Partners in July 2013, while its former eyeglass division was renamed and eventually sold as well. more
Dan Shedd, president of custom-packaging design studio Taylor Box in Warren, is eager to hire workers who are ready to apply themselves in a challenging, well-equipped environment – a place not always associated with manufacturing. more
BOSTON – A Rhode Island chemical-manufacturing company has a reached a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that will require it to take steps to minimize its air emissions. more
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