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NIST to fund $6 million R.I. manufacturing center

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology plans to fund a $6 million manufacturing center in Rhode Island and is...

Southeastern Mass. manufacturers awarded $485K in grants

FALL RIVER – Three Bristol County businesses were awarded a total of $484,500 in grants from the Center for Advanced Manufacturing at the MassTech...

Hasbro loses rights for Disney ‘Frozen,’ princess products

Toy company Mattel Inc. has won back the licensing rights for Disney's princess and “Frozen" franchises. The reunion comes after Pawtucket-based Hasbro Inc. bested the...

Taylor Box, Taco to be honored at R.I. Manufacturers Association awards...

PROVIDENCE – The Rhode Island Manufacturers Association will host its annual awards dinner at the Graduate Providence hotel on Feb. 15. Taylor Box Co. and...

Raytheon reports $3.86B profit for 2021

WALTHAM, Mass. (AP) – Raytheon Technologies Corp. on Tuesday reported fourth-quarter earnings of $686 million. On a per-share basis, the Waltham-based company said it had...

Garland Writing machinery, pens up for auction

COVENTRY – The last local vestiges of Garland Writing Instruments, whose pen mechanism design was once used throughout the industry, will be up for...
NATIONAL GRID RHODE ISLAND is seeking to increase the charges customers pay for to help fund its energy efficiency programs this year. The proposed 2022 Energy Efficiency Plan will be voted on by the R.I. Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

National Grid eyes hike in charges to pay for energy efficiency...

PROVIDENCE – Record demand for National Grid energy home weatherization services created budget overruns which may, in turn, drive up the fees customers pay...

Electric Boat looks to hire 1,500 in R.I. this year

NORTH KINGSTOWN — General Dynamics Electric Boat is approaching 2022 with an emphasis on recruitment and training, including hiring an estimated 1,500 in Rhode...

High Purity gets $15M federal contract; plans 4th facility in Smithfield

SMITHFIELD – High Purity New England on Wednesday announced a $15 million federal contract that will help it open a fourth manufacturing facility here. The...
STATE OFFICIALS introduced Wednesday the new $40 million statewide Rhode Island Ready economic development initiative designed to prepare sites to host new companies and bring new jobs to the state.

$40M Rhode Island Ready economic-development initiative unveiled

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Over the last decade, Quonset Business Park’s site-readiness program has created more than 3,500 jobs and approximately $682 million in private...

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