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THE R.I. GENERAL ASSEMBLY passed bills authorizing up to $200 million in GARVEE bonds for the reconstruction of the viaduct that carries !-95 north through downtown Providence. Above, construction on the Providence Viaduct carrying I-95 south. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

GA authorizes up to $200M for Providence Viaduct reconstruction

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. General Assembly over the weekend authorized up to $200 million in Grant Anticipation Revenue Vehicle bonds, or GARVEE bonds, for...
LANE SHIFTS and lane splits are coming to I-95 near exit 18 this summer. The changes are expected to create additional traffic at peak times.

Summer lane shifts, lane splits coming to I-95 near ProvPort

PROVIDENCE – Another lane shift is coming to Interstate 95 in Providence, the R.I. Department of Transportation announced Friday.A lane shift will be employed...
THE IHS Markit manufacturing Purchasing Managers’ Index slipped to 50.1 from 50.5, according to a preliminary report Friday. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/ MATTHEW BUSCH

U.S. factory index falls to fresh nine-year low

WASHINGTON – A gauge of United States factories fell in June to the lowest since late 2009 and hovered just above the threshold between...

Taylor Box announces ISO 9001 certification success

WARREN – Paperboard box-design and manufacturing company Taylor Box, through collaboration with Polaris MEP, has earned its ISO 9001 certification, the company announced.Polaris MEP...
THE EPA announced that Star Plating Co. reached a settlement with the agency over 14 counts of violations of hazardous waste environmental regulations. / COURTESY ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION AGENCY

New Bedford company settles with EPA over violation of hazardous waste...

NEW BEDFORD – Southcoast Plating Inc., doing business as Star Plating Co., has settled with the Environmental Protection Agency over 14 counts of violations...
THE NEW YORK Fed’s Empire State Manufacturing Survey’s main index fell by 26.4 points, the largest monthly decline on record, to minus 8.6 in June. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

New York Fed factory gauge drops by record to lowest since...

WASHINGTON – A Federal Reserve survey of factories in New York State plunged in June by the most on record, adding to signs tariffs...
UNITED STATES manufacturing output rose 0.2% in May after falling 0.5% in the prior month. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. factory output rose in May amid trade war uncertainty

WASHINGTON – United States factory production expanded in May for the first time since December on gains across sectors that signal the manufacturing sector...
NOT SATISFIED: Karl Wadensten, president and CEO of VIBCO in Richmond, said he is not satisfied with the North American Free Trade Agreement or the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement because both are designed for each country’s best interest, rather than unifying North America in a three-way partnership.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

R.I. manufacturers differ on USMCA regulations

With ratification of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement dragging on longer than expected, Rhode Island manufacturers’ outlook on the proposed deal is mixed.Some say the...

New Bedford files opioid lawsuit against drug manufacturers, distributors

NEW BEDFORD – The city has filed suit against the largest pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors in the United States for their role in the...

Five Questions With: Robert Randall

Chances are, you’ve used a hand-soap pump today and didn’t think much about it. Robert Randall is vice president of sales for Silgan Dispensing,...
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