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CLOSE EYE: From left, associate manufacturer Adeline Lamothe, manufacturing process technician contract worker Austin White and associate manufacturer David Folco check the single-use bioreactors, which are used to control the conditions for generating protein cells at Amgen Rhode Island in West Greenwich. / COURTESY AMGEN INC.

Team approach allows Amgen to complete new biomanufacturing plant in 2020

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2021 Overall Excellence at an Enterprise Manufacturer: Amgen Rhode Island Amgen Inc. develops medications for oncology/hematology, cardiovascular disease, inflammation, bone health, nephrology and...
MEANINGFUL MOVE: Gregg Scarlata, president and chief operating officer of Colonial Mills Inc., says increased efficiencies have helped grow the company’s gross margins by more than 8% in the last three years. / PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

Pandemic-driven demand for home décor products sews success for Colonial Mills

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2021 Excellence in Lean Management: Colonial Mills Inc. Are you shopping online to make your “nest” cozier and more comfortable while you’re housebound...
DOING MORE WITH LESS: With a lean staff, Women’s Fund of Rhode Island focuses on its mission through advocacy, grant-making, informal education sessions and intensive grassroots training.
COURTESY WOMEN’S FUND OF RHODE ISLAND

Women’s Fund of Rhode Island addresses barriers and breaks through them

PBN DIVERSITY & INCLUSIONS 2020 AWARDS Nonprofit: Women’s Fund of Rhode Island FOR KELLY NEVINS, executive director of Providence-based Women’s Fund of Rhode Island, the organization’s...
PULLING TOGETHER: Employees with Envision Technology Advisors LLC gather during their recent participation in the MS Jet Pull at T.F. Green Airport in Warwick. / COURTESY ENVISION TECHNOLOGY ADVISORS LLC

Envision Technology Advisors goes high-tech to improve people’s lives

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Excellence at a Small Company: Envision Technology Advisors LLC TODD S. KNAPP, founder and CEO of Envision Tech­nology Advisors LLC,...
MIXING materials: Blount Fine Foods Corp. positional instructors, from left, Mike Smith and Eddy Anlen, learn about starches from research and development chefs Clayton Burrows and Leanne Koch./COURTESY BLOUNT FINE FOODS CORP.

Investing in employees is a recipe for success for Blount Fine...

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Excellence in Workforce Development: Blount Fine Foods Corp. BLOUNT FINE FOODS CORP. realized that with growth comes new opportunities and new...
ALL GROWN UP: Krystal Kraczkowski, a grower at What Cheer Flower Farm in Providence, gathers fresh flowers from the nonprofit’s garden. /PBN PHOTO/TRACY JENKINS

What Cheer Flower Farm brings cheer to the community

PBN Business Excellence Awards 2020 Excellence at a Woman/Minority-Owned Business: What Cheer Flower Farm THE TRIO OF Shelby Doggett, Anne Holland and Marian Purviance had...

Beeline Loans Inc. makes home-buying less painful, more exciting

PBN INNOVATIVE COMPANIES 2020 PROFESSIONAL SERVICES Beeline Loans Inc. IMAGINE GETTING A MORTGAGE-LOAN approval in 15 minutes and five easy steps, with a single, highly knowledgeable...
FRESH CUT: Pariseault Builders Dan Menard works on a table saw during a company project. / COURTESY PARISEAULT BROTHERS

Pariseault Builders is building on a family tradition

PBN FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES 2020 $25M – $75M 1. Pariseault Builders Inc. CEO (or equivalent): Brian Casey, president 2019 Revenue: $30.2 million 2017 Revenue: $16.6 million Revenue growth: 82% FROM...
TEAMING UP: Karen Penticost, Envision Technology Advisors LLC vice president of development and operations, collaborates in real time with other Envision members on a Microsoft Teams meeting. / COURTESY ENVISION TECHNOLOGY ADVISORS LLC

EnvisionTechnology Advisors helps businesses be in remote control

PBN INNOVATIVE COMPANIES 2020 IT SERVICES Envision Technology Advisors LLC THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC OFFERS opportunities for forward-thinking Envision Technology Advisors LLC CEO Todd Knapp. “Why preserve...
BUG ZAPPER: AVTECH Software Inc. President and Chief Operating Officer Richard Grundy kneels with a new product, a Mobile UV unit to kill microbes and inactivate viruses. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

AVTECH Software is a ‘PRO’ at keeping technology secure

INNOVATIVE COMPANIES 2020 MANUFACTURING AVTECH Software Inc. FOR 32 YEARS, AVTECH Software Inc. has been planning for the unexpected and developing building solutions, said Richard...

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