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American Cord and Webbing rebrands with new website, logo and tagline

WOONSOCKET – American Cord and Webbing Co., a manufacturer of narrow textile webbing, industrial sewing and injection-molded plastic hardware, has updated its branding. The family-owned...

Despite 2021 rate decreases, manufacturers criticize National Grid energy efficiency plan

PROVIDENCE – Thanks to unspent funds during the pandemic, National Grid Rhode Island customers will see the charges they pay to support energy efficiency...

SEA Corp. awarded 5-year, $36.4M contract from Navy

MIDDLETOWN – Systems Engineering Associates Corp. has been awarded a five-year, $36.4 million contract from the Naval Sea Systems Command Program Executive Office Submarines,...

North Kingstown’s Clarke Valve to begin production line in Saudi Arabia

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Industrial control valve maker Clarke Valve plans a production line in Saudi Arabia, in partnership with the Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo...
NEW TASKS: Alexandria Kitsilis Cardoso, left, and Christine Kitsilis, co-owners of Angelo’s Palace Pizza in Cumberland, prepare food in the kitchen. Restaurant employees were cross-trained to become delivery drivers or cooks to keep them working when dining room sales dropped due to the COVID-19 pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. job market could take years to recover

Economists foresee a long, slow rebuilding period following the devastation of the COVID-19 pandemic, with the replacement of lost jobs in Rhode Island taking...

URI engineering college, 401 Tech Bridge collaborate to assist R.I.-based materials...

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – The University of Rhode Island College of Engineering and 401 Tech Bridge are partnering to support three Rhode Island-based advanced-materials manufacturers...

U.S. factories grow at fastest pace since mid-2018

WASHINGTON (AP) – American factories grew in December at the fastest pace in more than two years as manufacturing continued to weather the pandemic...

The Cooley Group acquired by exec. leaders and private-equity group

PAWTUCKET – The Cooley Group, a longtime family-owned manufacturer of technical textiles, has been acquired by its executive leadership in collaboration with J.H. Witney...
PAT CHAMBLISS has been named CEO of Nelipak Corp. / COURTESY NELIPAK CORP.

Chambliss named CEO of Nelipak

CRANSTON – Pat Chambliss has been named CEO of Nelipak Corp., the company announced Monday. Chambliss, previously serving as the company’s president and chief operating...
DAVE WITHAM, left,, co-owner, president and brewmaster of Proclamation Ale Co. in Warwick, is pictured with his wife, Lori, and daughter, Harper. Dave Witham died Dec. 25 of cancer. / COURTESY GOFUNDME

Proclamation Ale Co. co-owner Witham dies of cancer on Christmas Day

WARWICK – Dave Witham, co-owner, president and brewmaster of Proclamation Ale Co., died Dec. 25 of cancer after being diagnosed with the disease a...

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