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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
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
Toray Plastics (America) Inc. held a ribbon-cutting ceremony on Sept. 25 to celebrate its new second cogeneration system at its 70-acre campus. more
Alex and Ani LLC is being sued over the aborted sale of its since dissolved Seven Swords Media subsidiary. more
Hasbro Inc. reported third-quarter net income of $180.5 million on revenue of $1.47 billion, fueled by growth in the boys category, where revenue jumped 22 percent alone, thanks to sales of Nerf, Transformers, Marvel and Star Wars products. more
Kevin Duggan has advised businesses on several management philosophies, including lean enterprise and his own leadership method, operational excellence. He’s president of Duggan Associates and the Institute for Operational Excellence, both located in North Kingstown. more
Propel LLC President Clare King has gone from making children’s clothing to the technology behind battlefield gear such as flame-resistant camouflage for Army snipers. more
Tinker|Bristol, a nonprofit manufacturing incubator, is slated to open on Wood Street in the spring, according to a news release from the company. more
An index of Rhode Island’s leading economic indicators increased 0.6 percent in August over July to 128.3. more
Textron Inc. reported that net income grew 60.6 percent in the third quarter to $159 million, or 57 cents per diluted share, compared with $99 million, or 35 cents per diluted share, during the same period last year, driven by the company’s Beechcraft Corp. acquisition. more
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