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Davies celebrates opening of new advanced-manufacturing center

LINCOLN – William M. Davies, Jr. Career & Technical High School held a ribbon-cutting celebration to open the school’s new advanced-manufacturing center on Aug....
CORE PRODUCER prices int he U.S. increased 2.3% year over year in August. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/SERGIO FLORES

U.S. core producer prices accelerate after July slowdown

WASHINGTON – A measure of underlying United States producer prices that excludes food and fuel picked up in August after posting its smallest gain...

Teens learn boat building through collaborative effort with CCRI, RIMTA

PROVIDENCE – Thirteen students have completed the Community College of Rhode Island’s inaugural Youth Summer Boatbuilding class.In cooperation with Westerly Education Center and the...

RIMA, Museum of Work & Culture to kick off Manufacturing Week...

WOONSOCKET – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association and the Museum of Work & Culture will host a kickoff to Manufacturing Week on Oct. 3...
TTHE FEDERAL RESERVE'S Beige Book said that New England's economy expanded at a moderate pace over the course of the summer based on the bank's interviews with businesses across the region as well as economic data.

Beige Book: N.E. economy continues to expand at moderate pace

PROVIDENCE – Federal Reserve business contacts in New England reported that economic activity continued to expand at a moderate pace from the end of...
THE INSTITUTE FOR SUPPLY MANAGEMENT indicated that U.S. manufacturing contracted for the first time in three year in August. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/JIM YOUNG

U.S. manufacturing contracts for first time in 3 years

WASHINGTON – United States factory activity unexpectedly contracted in August for the first time in three years as shrinking orders, production and hiring pushed...
NESTLE has filed a WARN notice to the Mass. Department of Labor informing the state of a site closure in Taunton that will affect 49 workers. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/MICHELE LIMINA

Nestle/Dreyer’s Ice Cream site in Taunton to close, 49 workers impacted

TAUNTON – Nestle USA Inc. and Nestle Dreyer’s Ice Cream Co. will be closing the distribution and transfer center at 455 John Hancock Rd....
ASPEN AEROGELS' patent for aerogel composite with fibrous batting was found valid by a U.S. Court of Appeals.

U.S. Court of Appeals upholds Aspen Aerogels patent

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. – The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a 2018 decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission that determined...
ASTRONOVA reported its second-quarter profit declined 20.4% year over year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

AstroNova profit dips on 737 MAX grounding, economic uncertainty

WEST WARWICK – AstroNova Inc. reported a $951,000 profit in the second quarter of 2019, a 20.4% decline year over year. Earnings per diluted...
TIFFANY & CO. reported that same-store sales declined 3% year over year. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KONRAD FIEDLER

Tiffany drops as sales miss signals more tourist spending woes

NEW YORK – Tiffany & Co. posted quarterly sales that missed projections as concerns about foreign tourist spending persisted. The shares fell as much...
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