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A BRIGHT START: Michael Stuba is training for a job as a pipe fitter for General Dynamics Electric Boat at a Westerly Education Center program put on by the Community College of Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I. manufacturers learn to manage a ‘good’ problem – training more...

In the last few years, manufacturing in Rhode Island is on a growth spurt of sales, productivity and plant modernization, and that’s led to...
Brandon Castaneda
Age: 36
Company: National 
Marker Co.
Job title: Production 
planning manager
Education: High school, 
some college / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Room to grow

Brandon Castaneda | Age: 36 | Company: National Marker Co. | Job title: Production planning manager | Education: High school, some collegeBrandon Castaneda, production...
Lee Harrison
AGE: 26
COMPANY: VIBCO Vibrators
JOB TITLE: Lead assembler
EDUCATION: High school, some college / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Rejecting digital tools, he works with his hands and finds satisfaction

Lee Harrison | Age: 26 | Company: VIBCO Vibrators | Job title: Lead assembler | Education: High school, some collegeAt age 26, Lee Harrison thinks...
Roenik Vasquez
Age: 37
Company: igus Inc.
Job title: Receiving clerk
Education: High school, some college / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

After stints as a concierge and a taxi driver, igus receiving...

Roenik Vasquez | Age: 37 | Company: igus Inc. | Job title: Receiving clerk | Education: High school, some collegeThe choice of a career...
KRISTYN M. GLENNON was hired last spring as vice president, Banking Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering officer at BayCoast Bank in Swansea. / COURTESY BAYCOAST BANK

Five questions with: Kristyn M. Glennon

Kristyn M. Glennon is the vice president, Banking Secrecy Act/Anti-Money Laundering officer at BayCoast Bank, a community bank headquartered in Swansea and serving southeastern...

Ocean State Job Lot partners up to bring wellness to 131...

Healthiest Employees: 2,000-4,999 Employees | #5. Ocean State Job Lot CEO (or equivalent): Marc Perlman Number of employees: 2,305Ocean State Job Lot in North Kingstown, a...

Toray pulls out the stops for around-the-clock wellness

Healthiest Employees: 2,000-4,999 Employees | #4. Toray Plastics (America) Inc. CEO (or equivalent): Michael Brandmeier, CEO and president Number of employees: 2,385Persuasion and outreach are...

Brown puts wellness within worker’s daily reach

Healthiest Employees: 2,000-4,999 Employees | #3. Brown University CEO (or equivalent): Christina H. Paxson, president Number of employees: 4,057If an employee of Brown University wanted...

Five Questions With: Jessica Thayer

Jessica Thayer was recently appointed Financial Services Risk Solutions Practice group leader for Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage Inc. Thayer specializes in directors and...

R.I. schools to be graded on how well they teach about...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island schools will be taking an exam in the future with one central question: How well do you teach financial literacy?Treasurer...
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