Updated April 20 at 9:53pm
Manufacturing
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For more than a decade beginning in 2001, manufacturing jobs left the state and country in droves. But as Rhode Island’s economy slowly creeps back and the cost of doing business overseas increases, some of those jobs may be returning. 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
The Port of Davisville at Quonset Business Park had its fifth consecutive record-breaking year for automobiles imported by ship in 2014, according to Gov. Gina M. Raimondo. more
As a 14-year-old teenager, Ava Anderson became concerned about chemicals in personal-care products she and her family used. She got rid of the products but didn’t stop there. In 2009, she formed Ava Anderson Non Toxic with her brother, Frohman, and their mother, Kim. Anderson, pictured above, is now a student at Babson College, in Wellesley, Mass. And her direct-sales business employs 45 people in an East Providence manufacturing center that produces 11 different types of products, including for skin care. more
The outlook for 2015 is positive among almost all firms in the First District that were surveyed for the Federal Reserve’s latest Beige Book report released this week. more
Jewelry marketer and distributor Richline Brands, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., has announced strategic partnerships with two companies as part of an effort to offer “smart” fine jewelry to retailers. more
WESTBOROUGH, Mass. – Boston-Power Inc., a closely held maker of lithium-ion batteries, received $290 million in financial support from local governments in China to expand factories there, Bloomberg News reported. more
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