Sunday, September 26, 2021



U.S. factory production rebounds at fastest pace in 4 months

WASHINGTON (AP) – United States factory production in July posted the strongest gain in 4 months, reflecting a surge in production at auto plants...
RHODE ISLAND companies in sectors that include retail, hospitality and nursing homes say they are concerned that implementing a COVID-19 vaccine mandate could make it difficult to recruit and retain workers. / AP FILE PHOTO/TED S. WARREN

Many companies say they can’t afford to enact vaccine mandate

Rhode Island companies in sectors spanning retail, hospitality and even nursing homes say they worry that implementing a strict employee COVID-19 vaccine requirement could...

American Cord and Webbing product worn in Tokyo Olympics opening ceremony

WOONSOCKET – American Cord and Webbing Co. teamed up with Ralph Lauren in manufacturing sustainable webbing for uniforms worn by United States athletes during...

Protesters accuse Raytheon of abuses, block plant entrances

PORTSMOUTH (AP) – A group of activists blocked the entrance to a Raytheon plant in Rhode Island on Thursday morning to protest what they...

Nautic Partners acquires Ohio-based plastics manufacturer

PROVIDENCE – Nautic Partners LLC has acquired Aurora Plastics LLC, the Providence-based private equity firm announced Wednesday. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. The...

Engaged employees compete to stay healthy at Toray Plastics

PBN 2021 HEALTHIEST EMPLOYERS AWARDS 500-1,499 EMPLOYEES: 4. Toray Plastics (America) Inc. CEO (or equivalent): Michael Brandmeier, CEO and president Number of employees: 700 To maintain a competitive...
PICTURE PERFECT: Groov-Pin Corp.’s Susan Smith, executive assistant and manager of human resources, takes a group selfie with her fellow employees at the company's Smithfield facility. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Groov-Pin wellness programs unite employees, connect to community

PBN 2021 HEALTHIEST EMPLOYERS AWARDS 15-499 EMPLOYEES 1. Groov-Pin Corp. CEO (or equivalent): Scot Jones Number of employees: 85 Employees walking the grounds of Groov-Pin Corp. in Smithfield...

Virtual wellness programming options here to stay at AstroNova

PBN 2021 HEALTHIEST EMPLOYERS AWARDS 15-499 EMPLOYEES: 3. AstroNova Inc. CEO (or equivalent): Gregory A. Woods, CEO and president Number of employees: 232 Innovation, responsiveness and technical support...

Cooley workers continue walking toward wellness

PBN 2021 HEALTHIEST EMPLOYERS AWARDS 15-499 EMPLOYEES: 5. Cooley Group CEO (or equivalent): Daniel Dwight, CEO and president Number of employees:195 Cooley Group may have faced new...

U.S. manufacturing increased in July but at slower pace

WASHINGTON (AP) – Growth in United States manufacturing slowed in July amid ongoing supply-chain problems. The Institute for Supply Management, a trade group of purchasing...

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