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UNFI agrees to sell 13 Shoppers food stores in mid-Atlantic...

PROVIDENCE — United Natural Foods Inc. announced Friday that it has entered into agreements to sell 13 of its 43 Shoppers Food & Pharmacy...
MAKING WAVES: Debbie A. Wood, president and co-owner of Wood Boat & Motor Inc. in Warwick, decided with her husband, Russell, to take over running the Providence Boat Show, which has been rebranded the Rhode Island Boat Show, after the previous organizers stepped down after three decades at the helm. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Debbie Wood is an entrepreneur unafraid to enter uncharted waters

The boats sold at Debbie A. Wood’s business, Warwick-based Wood Boat and Motor Inc., only go in one direction at a time. But that...

U.S. economy keeps defying the recession odds

It’s impressive how well the U.S. economy has held up during the past year. As early as 2018, leading indicators were suggesting a heightened...

Hexagon pledges $4M gift to URI

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island will receive a technology gift valued at $4 million for the URI College of Engineering from...
ASTRONOVA reported its fiscal third-quarter profit declined 67.8% to $456,000. Above, CEO Gregory A. Woods. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Astronova quarterly profit drops 67.8% Y/Y on industry headwinds

WEST WARWICK – AstroNova Inc. reported a $456,000 profit in its fiscal 2020 third quarter, a 67.8% decline year over year, the company said...

Polaris MEP invites manufacturers to Dec. 17 cybersecurity training

PROVIDENCE – Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership is teaming up with the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension Partnership to host a training...
HEXAGON MANUFACTURING INTELLIGENCE has made a $4 million gift to URI in the form of manufacturing technology and assistance. Above, from left to right,URI President David M. Dooley, Hexagon's President and CEO Angus Taylor, and URI Dean of Engineering Ray Wright. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND/MICHAEL SALERNO

Hexagon pledges $4M gift to URI

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island will receive a technology gift valued at $4 million for the URI College of Engineering from...
GENERAL DYNAMICS has been awarded a $22.2 billion contract to build the next generation of Virginia-class submarines. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

General Dynamics awarded $22.2B submarine contract

PROVIDENCE – General Dynamics Corp. has been awarded a multiyear $22.2 billion contract in partnership with Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. from the U.S. Navy,...
U.S. MANUFACTURING contracted for the fourth straight month in November, according to the Institute for Supply Management. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MATTHEW BUSCH

U.S. factories extend contraction as index misses forecasts

WASHINGTON – America's industrial heartbeat remained faint in November as a measure of manufacturing contracted for a fourth straight month against a backdrop of...
CRAFTY FELLOW: Jeffrey Greene, owner of Peter Pots Pottery, displays some of the pottery products he and his craftspeople have made by hand at a converted old mill in South Kingstown. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

At scenic mill, much-desired pottery has been the product for seven...

The tale of Peter Pots Stoneware Inc. in South Kingstown feels like it should be encased in a snow globe or tucked into a...
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