Rhode Island ranks high in scrap, film-services exports

RHODE ISLAND ranks 10th in the nation for the value of its scrap and recycled materials exports, according to statistics released by the Business Roundtable Tuesday. Pictured is the Sims Metal Management operation at the former location of Promet Marine Services along the Providence's Allens Avenue waterfront. / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN
RHODE ISLAND ranks 10th in the nation for the value of its scrap and recycled materials exports, according to statistics released by the Business Roundtable Tuesday. Pictured is the Sims Metal Management operation at the former location of Promet Marine Services along the Providence's Allens Avenue waterfront. / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN
WASHINGTON – Rhode Island ranks among the top 25 state exporters in several industries, including 10th in scrap and recycled materials, according to the Business Roundtable. International trade supports an estimated 130,000 jobs in the state and generated $2.4 billion in goods exports in 2012, according to a state-by-state analysis of trade data released Tuesday…

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