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CONCERNED: Dave Waldeck, left, fabrication supervisor at VIBCO Vibrators in Richmond, speaks with CEO Karl Wadensten. VIBCO uses aluminum and steel in about 75 percent of its products and is scrambling to find enough supply and to find an agreeable price for future shipments. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

VIBCO wary of tariffs on steel, aluminum

In theory, manufacturers in Rhode Island who primarily use American-made steel shouldn’t be penalized for the placement of new tariffs on imported steel and...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Five Questions With Elizabeth M. Tanner

Elizabeth M. Tanner | Director of business regulation, R.I. Executive Office of Commerce1. What have been your biggest successes since your appointment as director...
MARINE NAVIGATION: Cay Electronics owner Rufus Van Gruisen in the showroom at the company’s headquarters in Portsmouth. Cay supplies, installs and repairs marine navigation and other electrical systems for yachts and powerboats. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Cay Electronics techs never far away

When your business is Cay Electronics Inc., which equips yachts with electrical, navigational and communications systems, the unexpected computer emergency can take place in...
JUNIOR JABBIE has been named president and CEO of Banneker Industries. Jabbie replaces Cheryl Watkins Snead who died in January. / COURTESY BANNEKER INDUSTRIES

Jabbie named president, CEO of Banneker Industries

NORTH SMITHFIELD – Junior Jabbie has been named president and CEO of Banneker Industries Inc., the company announced Monday.Jabbie had served in several capacities...
GOV. GINA M. RAIMONDO ORDERED the Division of Public Utilities and Carriers to review National Grid's storm preparedness and response after multiple-day power outages across the state. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/DANIEL ACKER

Report: R.I. slams National Grid for poor storm response

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island is seeking to recoup funds from National Grid Rhode Island after releasing a report slamming the utility for its poor...
PARTNERS: Shove Insurance in Pawtucket is one of the oldest insurance companies in Rhode Island. Co-owner William J. Hunt, right, speaks with Bruce Messier, sales executive at Butler & Messier, which partners with Shove. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Experience a virtue for Shove

Shove Insurance Inc. has seen it all when it comes to the development of its industry in Rhode Island.The independent property and casualty insurer...
RHODE ISLAND'S SEASONALLY ADJUSTED UNEMPLOYMENT RATE held steady at 4.5 percent for the third consecutive month according to a Thursday R.I. Department of Labor and Training release. / COURTESY RIDLT

No budge in R.I. unemployment rate

PROVIDENCE – For a third consecutive month in February, Rhode Island’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate held at 4.5 percent, per a report released by...
CLEAN TEAM: President and CEO Stuart Benton works on the packing floor with Bradford employees. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Bradford Soap Works nimbly delivers custom soaps

The Original Bradford Soap Works Inc. | Overall Excellence | 150-499 EmployeesThe Original Bradford Soap Works Inc., in West Warwick, has revolutionized what soap...

Imaj wins international awards for its Women’s March short film

RICHMOND – Imaj Associates Inc. received two international awards for “This is What Democracy Looks Like,” a pro-bono short film the company produced for...
GLOBAL REACH: From left, AVTECH President Rick Grundy and owner Michael Sigourney observe as John Pinckney, the company’s reseller channel manager, monitor a demonstration of AVTECH’s Room Alert technology, demand for which has driven worldwide exports. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Global cybersecurity need helps drive AVTECH exports

AVTECH | Exporting ExcellenceJust as its Room Alert technology products are responsive – notifying a facility when its IT area gets too warm or...
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