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EARLY ADOPTER: Miguel ­Rosario on the assembly line at Finlay ­Extracts & Ingredients USA Inc. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Putting health and safety front and center keeps Finlays incident-free for...

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2021 Excellence in Safety Performance & Records: Finlay Extracts & Ingredients USA Inc. Finding the balance between running a business in a COVID-19-clouded...
GROUP SESSIONS: Stephanie Huckel, senior global program manager of diversity and inclusion at International Game Technology PLC, established IGT’s Diversity and Inclusion Groups program, which supports employee networks structured around dimensions of diversity. / Courtesy International Game Technology PLC

Improving the lives of others has been Stephanie Huckel’s life’s work

PBN DIVERSITY & INCLUSIONS 2020 AWARDS Overall Diversity Champion: Stephanie Huckel Stephanie Huckel was always taught the deep value and importance of being an active member...
FEELING OF PRIDE: Ernst & Young LLP Providence employees gather during a recent Pride Day event. / COURTESY ERNST & YOUNG LLP

Collaboration is key to a welcoming environment at Ernst & Young

PBN DIVERSITY & INCLUSIONS 2020 AWARDS Accounting: Ernst & Young LLP AT GLOBAL PROFESSIONAL-services provider Ernst & Young LLP, the idea of diversity and inclusion is...
‘BEST’ IN SHOW: Members of the R.I. Office of Rehabilitation Services’ business engagement specialist team collaborate in their downtown Providence office. / COURTESY R.I. OFFICE OF Rehabilitation Services

R.I. Office of Rehabilitation Services gives all a chance at being...

PBN DIVERSITY & INCLUSIONS 2020 AWARDS Government: R.I. Office of Rehabilitation Services FOR RON RACINE, promoting diversity and inclusiveness in the workplace is a critical component...
GROWING NEED: Rhode Island Community Food Bank CEO Andrew Schiff has seen the number of individuals needing food increase from 53,000 to 68,000 people per month since March. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

R.I. Community Food Bank has a full plate in combating COVID-19...

While the Rhode Island Community Food Bank’s work is critical year after year to people in need, that work has reached a new level...
PUMPING OUT PRODUCT: The Bosworth Co.’s machine shop supervisor, who asked not to be named, uses a drill press to tap holes into the aluminum body of the Guzzler diaphragm pump. CEO and President Douglas Reilly, not pictured, said the East Providence pump manufacturer saw an increased demand for the Guzzler, a small, foot-operated pump used in portable sinks and hand-wash stations, during the coronavirus pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Finding opportunity in a crisis

Coming into 2020, Rhode Island’s manufacturing industry was doing well, with many companies experiencing banner years. Hiring was active, so much so that the...

Q&A Debra Bedrosian

Debra Bedrosian | Cooley Group vice president, human resources and social responsibility Technical textile and geomembrane manufacturer Cooley Group has worked throughout the pandemic, including...

Q&A: Ingridt J. De oleo Morales

Ingridt J. De oleo Morales | The Bosworth Co. pump assembler Ingridt J. De oleo Morales, a native of the Dominican Republic, began in the...
TIME TO PARTY: Edward Jones employees celebrate during Providence Business News’ Best Places to Work awards ceremony in 2019. / COURTESY EDWARD JONES

Edward Jones helps bolster a sense of community

PBN Best Places to Work 2020 MIDSIZE COMPANIES 1. Edward Jones Employees in R.I.: 61 Financial Adviser, Regional Leader and Partner John Leary COMMITMENT. EMPATHY. STRATEGY. These three...
PLAY TIME: Navigant Credit Union employees help support Project Playhouse, which provides local children in need with brand-new, state-of-the-art playhouses. / COURTESY NAVIGANT CREDIT UNION

Navigant Credit Union feels treating everyone as family has benefits

PBN Best Places to Work 2020 LARGE COMPANIES 1. Navigant Credit Union Employees in R.I.: 323 CEO and President Gary Furtado AT NAVIGANT CREDIT UNION, everything starts with...

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