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PROVIDENCE BUSINESS NEWS has announced 15 honorees for its 2021 Manufacturing Awards program.

Bradford Soap’s Benton among 15 honorees for PBN’s 2021 Manufacturing Awards

PROVIDENCE – Bradford Soap Works Inc. CEO and President Stuart Benton has been honored in the Strategic Leadership category in Providence Business News’ 2021...

Polaris MEP: Most manufacturers plan to increase workforce counts

PROVIDENCE – Polaris MEP, which stands for Manufacturing Extension Partnership, has launched a “2-Q Poll” survey series to solicit feedback from the manufacturing industry...

Polaris MEP offers free online ISO certification session for manufacturers

PROVIDENCE – Polaris MEP is offering a virtual overview of the ISO 9001-2015 certification process for manufacturers during a free webinar on Feb. 25...
ENDURING EQUIPMENT: Darya Blout is the owner of composites and advanced materials manufacturer Canapitsit Customs LLC in Bristol, which designs and makes composite materials that can encase and protect instruments on underwater unmanned vehicles. Blout recently won a Materials Innovation Challenge award through the 401 Tech Bridge. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Ensuring underwater unmanned vehicles can dive to deep depths

Even as a child, Darya Blout knew she wanted to design something that would work better. The first dream was a racing sailboat. Now,...

Lifespan razing former Ward Baking building, site to be redeveloped

PROVIDENCE – The last building of the former Ward Baking Co. in the Jewelry District, which survived the installation of two interstate highways, is...

In-demand: Ultra-cold freezers to store COVID-19 vaccine have months-long delivery delays

WARWICK – Last year, hospital systems and states were scrambling to find ventilators. This year, ultra-cold freezers to store vaccines are the medical equipment...

Langevin targets cybersecurity risk at Feb. 22 online manufacturing workshop

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, Polaris MEP and Vertikal6 Inc. will host a free virtual workshop on Feb. 22, “Manufacturing Cybersecurity: A...

Five Questions With: Samuel Chionuma

Quick, reliable COVID-19 tests mean fewer disruptions in manufacturing production lines and fewer employees out of work. Rhode Island rolled out a pilot program...

R.I. Textile Innovation Network webinar to focus on industrial sewing

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network will host a free webinar on March 3 focused on We Make RI’s Industrial Sewing workforce...
CLIMBING THE LADDER: Junior Jabbie started as an intern at Banneker Supply Chain Solution Inc. in North Smithfield in 2005. Now he is the company’s top executive. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Everybody’s Business: Mentor helped lift him to the top

(Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment in a monthly series speaking with minority business owners and leaders. Each will be asked their views...

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