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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
Ed Forer’s company, Blue Sky Group, is a rags-to-riches story, though Forer will be the first to tell you serendipity, however opportune, cannot be counted on for long-range, strategic planning. more
GO Veggie! recently named Whitney Velasco-Aznar to its newly created role of vice president of marketing, where she will direct all marketing and communications. A global marketer with more than 20 years of experience, she has held positions at prominent food companies, including General Mills, Nestlé, Mars and Hormel Foods. 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
It’s no accident that most cardboard cereal boxes lined up on the shelf in your supermarket are exactly the same size and shape, their edges trimmed to the millimeter. more
EAST GREENWICH – The New England Institute of Technology and Rockwell Automation Inc., are developing a new automation lab in response to the hiring needs of manufacturers. more
In the first installment of this series on manufacturing in Rhode Island, we talked about innovation, growth and new job creation – all byproducts of a healthy manufacturing environment, one which has changed from mass production to mass customization. Today I’ll describe the support infrastructure that has fueled this transformation, and is poised to support continuing growth. more
BOSTON – Gov. Deval L. Patrick announced more than $1.4 million in federal funding intended to help manufacturers and other companies impacted by sequestration and defense-budget cuts to diversify their markets. more
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