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COMMON THREADS: Longtime American Cord & Webbing Co. employees Joseph and Grace Fura monitor a weaving machine at the company’s facility in Woonsocket. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Close-knit workers are crucial to the fabric of American Cord

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE AT A FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS: American Cord & Webbing Co.FROM HEAT-RESISTANT PLASTIC BUCKLES for military equipment to backpacks and...
MOLDING STAFF: Employees assemble a cable carrier, part of the igus product line, at the plastics manufacturer in East Providence. The company regularly puts new hires through training for a specific product group or position. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Investing in employees helps igus continue to grow company, sales

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE IN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: igus Inc.Igus Inc. molds its staff as skillfully as it molds the engineered plastics...
LAB WORK: Marc Powell, center, a doctoral student in biomedical engineering, uses magnifying equipment at Brown University’s Carney Institute of Brain Science to get a close-up look at his work. Behind him are David Borton, left, assistant professor of engineering and Dr. Sohail Syed, a neurosurgical resident./ PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Brain institute makes the crucial connections

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE AT A LARGE COMPANY: Brown University’s Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain ScienceIT DOESN’T...

BayCoast expands 
reach into Ocean State

2019 PBN Fastest Growing Companies: $75M and above 2. BayCoast BankCEO (or equivalent): Nicholas M. Christ 2018 Revenue: $86,110,000 2016 Revenue: $62,219,000 Revenue growth: 38.4%BAYCOAST BANK is...

Navigant spreads its roots in R.I.

2019 PBN Fastest Growing Companies: $75M and above 3. Navigant Credit UnionCEO (or equivalent): Gary E. Furtado, CEO and president 2018 Revenue: $94,166,012 2016 Revenue: $68,831,840 Revenue...
FORMULA FOR SUCCESS: Kaylee Miller, a chemist for the Original Bradford Soap Works Inc., works on a research and development project in the company lab in West Warwick. Bradford executives say the company thrives because of its drive to develop new products.
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Personal care pushed to new levels

2019 PBN Innovative Companies: Manufacturing Original Bradford Soap Works Inc.ORIGINAL BRADFORD SOAP WORKS INC. has built a reputation as a developer and manufacturer of innovative...
PLEASING PROGRESS: R.I. Elder Info Executive Director Deborah Burton, standing at center, discusses the website with, standing at left, R.I. Elder Info board members Leigh Anne Cappello and Gerry LePage and, sitting from left, board members Laurie G. Mantz, Meg Wirth, Sal Sauco and David England.
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An online pioneer for elder care help

2019 PBN Innovative Companies: Social ServicesR.I. Elder InfoA WEBITE LISTING medical-care resources is not an innovation. But R.I. Elder Info, an online resource for...

Bearings maker is a smooth operator

2019 PBN Fastest Growing Companies: $75M and above 5. igus Inc.CEO (or equivalent): Rick Abbate, president, North America 2018 Revenue: $133,739,076 2016 Revenue: $106,127,373 Revenue growth: 26%IGUS INC....
TECH TAUGHT: CrossTrainer Creative Services Manager Tiffany Yee demonstrates an augmented-reality training session, showing a life-sized skeleton alongside company founder Brian Boyle in an augmented-reality environment. 
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Virtual, augmented reality training demand growing

Innovative Companies | Professional ServicesBrian Boyle’s company, CrossTrainer, earned a 2018 PBN Innovative Companies Award by branching out from the graphic-design agency he started...
BOATING CONNECTION: Siren Marine founder and CEO Daniel A. Harper, left, discusses marine electronics for a customer’s boat with test engineer Rob Young.

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Networked marine electronics chart Siren Marine’s future

Innovative Companies | Technology The term “connected boat” best describes the new electronic boat-system monitoring technology on the market today.It’s only natural that Siren Marine...
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