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General Dynamics Electric Boat continues hiring process for Columbia Class submarine...

NORTH KINGSTOWN – General Dynamics Electric Boat is hiring for both entry-level and skilled machinist positions at its Quonset Point location in North Kingstown....

U.S. Navy Sec. Harker, Sen. Reed tour NUWC Division Newport facility

NEWPORT – Acting Secretary of the Navy Thomas W. Harker and U.S. Sen. Jack Reed visited the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport recently....

WPRI: Chemical spill causes 20 to be hospitalized at Zoll manufacturing...

PROVIDENCE – Twenty employees of the Zoll Medical Corp. medical manufacturing facility at 525 Narragansett Park Drive were hospitalized Thursday evening after a chemical...

Textron sees profit grow to $171M in Q1

PROVIDENCE – Textron Inc. on Thursday reported a $171 million profit in the first quarter of 2021, or 75 cents per diluted share, a...
SMOOTH SAILING: Stuart Kiely, vice president of digital strategy for John Matouk & Co. in Fall River, steered a two-year digital transformation of the company’s operations, which allowed it to boost retail sales and gross revenues in 2020. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Kiely’s digital transformation of Matouk operations pays off for linen maker

PBN C-SUITE 2021 AWARDS Stuart Kiely John Matouk & Co. vice president of digital strategy The pandemic year of 2020 kept millions of people at home, and...

Sensata reports $53.7M profit in Q1

ATTLEBORO – Sensata Technologies Holding PLC on Tuesday reported a $53.7 million profit in the first quarter of 2021, a rise from $8.4 million...
NEW TAX LEGISLATION could make buying sugary soft drinks costlier in Rhode Island, leading to debate over the measure’s potential positive effects on health and negative effects on the economy. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

Should Rhode Island lawmakers OK a special tax on bottled and...

Legislation under consideration in the R.I. House and Senate would add a 1.5-cent-per-ounce tax on sugary drinks such as soda, sports drinks, energy drinks,...
GREENLEAF COMPASSIONATE CARE CENTER employees voted, 21 to 1, to join United Food and Commercial Workers Union Local 328, on April 6. / COURTESY UNITED FOOD AND COMMERCIAL WORKERS UNION LOCAL 328

As R.I. cannabis industry grows, so does unionization

As the cannabis industry is poised to expand in Rhode Island, the move to unionize its workers is gaining momentum. The latest example: Workers at...

Reed visits G-Form after manufacturer recognized for SmartFlex technology

NORTH SMITHFIELD – U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, D-R.I., recently visited manufacturer G-Form LLC, which makes protective gear for athletes. The company, which manufactures equipment to...

Worker dies in accident at EB submarine building facility

NORTH KINGSTOWN (AP) — An employee at General Dynamics Electric Boat's facility here died Tuesday from injuries suffered in a workplace accident, the company...

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