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Manufacturers affected by COVID-19 invited to participate in talent exchange

PROVIDENCE – A pilot program has been set up for manufacturing companies impacted by the coronavirus, sponsored by Polaris MEP, the Rhode Island Manufacturers...

AVTECH opens Dubai sales office for reseller support

WARREN – AVTECH Software Inc. announced it has opened a sales office in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to support authorized AVTECH resellers with end-user...

Coping with COVID-19: Cooley Group

PAWTUCKET – Daniel Dwight, CEO and president of the Cooley Group, says his company has joined forces with an unlikely partner, a competitor, to...

Stepping Up: Woonsocket manufacturer producing high volumes of hand sanitizer for...

WOONSOCKET – Aidance Scientific, a manufacturer of topical medications, has jumped into a gap that is frustrating many business owners in Rhode Island –...
KEVIN GRANEY, president of Electric Boat, seen in a file photo, says his symptoms from COVID-19 have been mild so far. / COURTESY ELECTRIC BOAT

Electric Boat president tests positive for coronavirus

HARTFORD, Conn. — The president of submarine builder Electric Boat, which has major production plants in Connecticut and Rhode Island, told employees on Saturday...
CHERYL MERCHANT has been promoted to CEO of the Taco Family of Companies. / COURTESY TACO FAMILY OF COMPANIES

Merchant named CEO of Taco

PROVIDENCE – Cheryl Merchant has been appointed CEO of the Taco Family of Companies, owner and Executive Chairman John Hazen White Jr. announced on...
U.S. DURABLE GOOD orders rose 1.2% in February. / AP FILE PHOTO/STEVEN SENNE

U.S. big-ticket factory orders up 1.2% in Feb.

WASHINGTON (AP) – Orders to United States factories for big-ticket manufactured goods rose by a solid amount in February, but the gain came before...
ENGINEERED YARNS: Jim Owens is a principal at Nautilus Defense LLC, a Pawtucket-based company that uses functional braided composite yarns and threads in defense-related products. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

For Nautilus, naval tech can serve other purposes

Nautilus Defense LLC’s first connection with the U.S. Navy took place before the company was founded, when Jim Owens had an opportunity to work...
CHARGED UP: Jeffrey Flath is CEO and president of eNow Inc., a Warwick manufacturer that designed a system that uses solar panels to power refrigeration units in commercial trucks. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

eNow has found cool use for solar panels on trucks

It’s no secret that emissions from the use of diesel fuel are exacerbating climate change worldwide. One might consider the elephant – or perhaps, the...
LIFESAVING EQUIPMENT: Lovely R. Suanino, a respiratory therapist at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center in Newark, N.J., demonstrates setting up a ventilator in the intensive care unit of the hospital in this 2005 file photo. / AP FILE PHOTO/MIKE DERER

Hospitals fear shortage of ventilators for coronavirus patients

U.S. hospitals bracing for a possible onslaught of coronavirus patients with pneumonia and other breathing difficulties could face a critical shortage of mechanical ventilators...

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