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FOCUSED: Richard Goldblatt, a lead technician, is seen on the Parmatech-Proform plant floor. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Efficiency yields better delivery times

When Plant Manager Anthony Girard joined East Providence-based Parmatech-Proform in March 2015, with a mission of furthering lean manufacturing efforts, his prior experience had...
A DIRECT BENEFIT: With 15,000 sales consultants across the nation, Ava Anderson Non Toxic is on a mission to educate as well as sell products for home and health care. At company headquarters with some products, from left, Maurice Mizraha, accountant, Marianne Perez, director of consultant and customer service, Anna Soares, director of consultant administration, and Natash Mitrano, purchasing director. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

From toxin concerns to healthy knowledge

There's a good chance you've never met an entrepreneur like Ava Anderson. When she was 14 years old, she became aware of the toxins...

Focus on employees helps patient care

Many employers have wellness committees tasked with finding ways for employees to get healthier, but Providence-based health care system Lifespan has an entire department...

Investing in employees, families and the future

North Kingstown-based Dominion Diagnostics LLC wants to do more than offer a program to its employees – it wants to create a healthy culture. That's...
LONG-TIME TRENDSETTER: Wardwell Braiding has been setting the standard for braiding machines throughout its 116-year history at its Central Falls facility, where company Vice President John Tomaz, right, talks with first-class machinist Bob Blanchette. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Finding profit in trends, at home and abroad

Wardwell Braiding Co., a 116-year-old manufacturer in Central Falls, has just 39 employees. Yet it sells its products in 47 states and 50 countries,...

Building a better state, one entrepreneur at a time

Social Enterprise Greenhouse – a social venture itself – may be explained best as the fuel for other startup efforts that promote positive change...
CEO (or equivalent):  Mark Hellendrung, president and CEO 2013 REVENUE: $9.05 million 2011 REVENUE: $6.275 million REVENUE GROWTH: 44%

Growing, while holding onto hometown roots

Providence-based Narragansett Brewing Co. has been around for more than 125 years, yet continues to grow. President and CEO Mark Hellendrung said the company has...
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CEO (or equivalent):  David N. Slutz, president and CEO 2013 REVENUE: $51 million 2011 REVENUE: $43 million REVENUE GROWTH: 19%

Sealing the deal thanks to spending trends

New Bedford-based Precix pulled itself out of the Great Recession by getting very lean and benefiting from consumers, who were finally purchasing new cars...
CEO (or equivalent):  Tim Hebert 2013 REVENUE: $77 million 2011 REVENUE: $46 million REVENUE GROWTH: 67%

‘Client experience’ helps propel banner numbers

At Warwick-based Atrion, a focus on the client, solid values, talented people and efforts to make a positive impact have helped lead the company...
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