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PITCHING CAMP: Marc Cardin, director of support services and CFO for the Boy Scouts Narragansett Council, helps out where needed when important tasks are at hand, especially at Camp Yawgoog in Hopkinton. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Empowering leaders yields results

Marc Cardin | Boy Scouts of America Narragansett Council, director of support services and chief financial officerMarc Cardin started working for the Boy Scouts...
MAKING PROGRESS TOGETHER: Amtrol believes that collaboration yields successful product innovation. Examining one of the company's hydrology products are, from left: Chris Kampf, director of product innovation; Joe Jeannotte, product engineer; Michael Cogliati, R&D engineering; and Chris Van Haaren, senior vice president of engineering. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

With teamwork, the well of innovation runs deep

At Amtrol Inc., innovation and success go hand in hand.In fact, the West Warwick-based water-system solutions company was founded 71 years ago with the...
GETTING IT RIGHT: Taco Comfort Solutions burn-table operator Paul Pavao checks connections at the company's Fall River facility. Safety procedures in place have allowed the plant to go more than nine years without losing a day to work-related injury. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Workplace injury not part of the plan at Taco

At Taco Comfort Solutions, safety isn't something that's assumed or taken lightly.The Cranston-based, third-generation, family-owned, high-efficiency heating, cooling and air-quality comfort systems manufacturer...
PARTNERING FOR THE LONG RUN: The Beck Companies looks to create long-term customer relationships across its business lines. Here, Tracey Beck, co-owner, right, meets with customers Jo Polis, left, and Annalyn Bauer, back to camera, from Lebanon, Conn., while in the background employees Jon Mitchell, left, and Eric Backstrom move stone slabs at the company's North Smithfield facility. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

The Beck Cos. organizes, strategizes its forward motion

Tracey Beck loves to build things – especially businesses."I get to see so many projects come from concept to reality," said Beck,...
MAKING A DIFFERENCE: Sojourner House staff, including from left, Executive Director Vanessa Volz, Manager of Immigration Advocacy Gloria Greenfield, Director of Operations Sarah DeCataldo, intern Grace McClenticy and Volunteer Coordinator Elizabeth Dugan, are focused on finding solutions to domestic and sexual violence through advocacy and ministering to the needs of victims. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Supports shifting to meet changing client needs

Sojourner House was founded in the mid-1970s by Providence residents and Brown University students, recent alumnae and staff members concerned about the prevalence of...
BETTER OUTCOME, LOWER COST: Michelle Wu, Ximedica vice president of quality, and Bradley Codkind, design insurance engineer, discuss a project at the company's Providence headquarters. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Staying one step ahead

Back in the mid-1980s, fellow Rhode Island School of Design grads Stephen Lane and Aidan Petrie formed a company devoted to providing an innovative...

Old-style quality with modern plan

CEO (or equivalent): George Matouk Jr., CEO and president2015 Revenue: $26,039,7522013 Revenue: $20,371,100Revenue growth: 28%Tradition, quality and pride are all words synonymous with...

Banking on the community

CEO (or equivalent): Sandra J. Pattie, CEO and president2015 Revenue: $62,527,5422013 Revenue: $53,149,200Revenue growth: 18%For nearly 200 years now, BankNewport has been meeting...
CEO (or equivalent): Daniel Dwight,  CEO and presidentNumber of employees: 191

Safety interwoven throughout Cooley

The folks at Cooley Group know a thing or two about taking care of their employees. In fact, they've been at it for 90...
ACTIVE, HEALTHY AT WORK, HOME: Wright-Pierce employees are encouraged to exercise, including at the office. Here, doing yoga are Ymane Galotti, left, project engineer, and Holly Finlay, office manager. Keeping to work in the background is Christine Sexton, project engineer. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

With health, firm is stronger

CEO (or equivalent): John W. Braccio, CEO and president Number of employees: 203Employee wellness has always been big business at Providence engineering consulting firm...
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