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THE LOCAL TOUCH: Moving all its manufacturing to the United States has allowed AVTECH Software to respond more quickly to the market and customers. Richard Grundy, left, president, and Bob Snow, a hardware engineer, discuss a device at the company's Warren headquarters. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Success worldwide with Rhode Island pride

AVTECH Software Inc.'s business philosophy can be summed up in a common expression: Think global, but act local.The company's environmental monitoring systems can be...
IN THE KNOW: A2B Tracking Solutions founder, CEO and President Peter M. Collins has built a company that uses bar codes and digital technology to help the U.S. military and civilian clients keep track of millions of assets from its Portsmouth home. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Keeping track when it matters most

The U.S. military manages 30 million critical assets every year, from tool cribs in Washington, D.C.'s Navy Yard to Humvees rolling through the mountains...
A WHOLE NEW WORLD: Highlander Institute is dedicated to spreading innovation to transform education. Here, left, Eric Butash, director of operations for the nonprofit, discusses smartphone potential with staff at Central Elementary School in Lincoln. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Highlander bets on tech-learning blend

Five years ago, Pleasant View Elementary School in Providence ranked as one of the lowest-performing schools in the state. Only 17 percent of the...

Atrion ramps up selective growth

CEO (or equivalent): Tim Hebert, CEO and president2015 Revenue: $119,990,3822013 Revenue: $84,169,382Revenue growth: 43%Thinking big means thinking small at Atrion Inc.Rather than engaging...
ALL IN THE DETAILS: New England Institute of Technology students, from left, Ray Angell, Shaun Mactavious, Courtney Beauchamp and Mikayla Guarino, learn how to process a crime scene as part of the school's criminal justice degree program. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

A simpler way to advance

EDUCATIONMany full-time employees find it tricky to pursue their education while also balancing the demands of work, family and other obligations. The New...
PINPOINT MEASUREMENT: Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence helps other companies manufacture to more exacting standards, thanks to efforts by engineers like Paul Racine, left, and Scott Carlson. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Pumping up productivity

MANUFACTURINGMajor jet engine manufacturers are facing two giant tasks: significantly increasing production to meet the growing demand for commercial airplanes, while also producing...
CEO (or equivalent): Scott Wragg, managing directorNumber of employees: 4,300

Prevention yielding health improvements

Staying healthy pays off at CBIZ Tofias.The national accounting and consulting services provider – which has offices in Boston and Providence – discounts...
CEO (or equivalent): Mike Brandmeier, CEO and presidentNumber of employees: 2,200

Access, unity create fit communities

Health is a family affair at Toray Plastics (America) Inc.The North Kingstown-based plastics manufacturer provides employees and their families with free access to its...
CREATING A NEW TOOL KIT: Dr. Angela M. Caliendo, University Medicine Foundation vice president, with foundation President Dr. Louis B. Rice, spearheaded the group's creation of a leadership academy for its physicians. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Wide and deep influence

Medicine is still a male-dominated field. The United States has nearly twice as many male doctors as females, according to the Henry J. Kaiser...
CEO (OR EQUIVALENT):Steven Carlino, president2014 REVENUE: $27.2 million2012 REVENUE: $21 millionREVENUE GROWTH: 30%

After housing storm, company thriving

Douglas Lumber Corp. is building its business by building homes.The Smithfield-based lumber, kitchen and home store has seen its revenue increase by more than...
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