Manufacturing

CHECKING IN: Plant Manager Craig Danko, left, and Production Manager Joe Cairo, right, review safety checklists with Michael Simpson, a setup machinist, at Saint-Gobain in Bristol.
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Saint-Gobain is serious about playing it safe

Saint-Gobain SA Excellence in Safety Performance & Records | 2019 Manufacturing AwardsAt Saint-Gobain SA, safety starts on day one.“Our safety-first culture is fueled by preparation,”...
SOUPED UP: From left, Courtney Blount Hamilton, receptionist; Rachael Blount Girard, food-service national accounts market manager; Myvette Sousa, executive assistant in corporate services; and Lisa Blount White, logistics accountant, show off some of the products made at Blount Fine Foods.
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Blount Fine Foods finds the right ingredients for success

Blount Fine Foods Corp. Family-owned Business | 2019 Manufacturing AwardsFamilies adapt to change, face challenges together and help others when they can.A family business started...
MEETING OF THE MINDS: Toray Plastics President and CEO Michael Brandmeier, center, discusses company business with Chris Nothnagle, left, corporate marketing senior director, and Chief Financial Officer David Jose.
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Toray Plastics’ Brandmeier committed to colleagues’ success

Michael Brandmeier, Toray Plastics (America) Inc. Leadership & Strategy Winner | 2019 PBN Manufacturing AwardsToray Plastics (America) Inc. may be an industry leader in manufacturing...
FOOD INSPECTORS: Employee Maria Velez, left, and CEO Navyn Salem check food packages as they move along the production line at the Edesia plant in North Kingstown.
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Edesia assembles ready-to-use remedy for the world’s hungriest

Edesia INC. Overall Excellence, 50-149 employees | 2019 PBN Manufacturing AwardsProducing peanut-based, ready-to-use foods that help treat different degrees of malnutrition experienced by pregnant women...
ALL ABOARD: Mechanic Jose Duarte, left, consults a board that’s integral to International Packaging’s lean protocols. With him, from left, are Lucy Amaral, production manager; James Kilmartin, purchasing manager; and Erin Kilmartin, marketing and creative director.
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Interpak invites vendors, customers on its ‘Lean journey’

International Packaging Corp. Lean Management | 2019 Manufacturing Awards“Being ‘Lean’ has changed how we manufacture our products and how we act as a company,”...
A RECORD CROWD of more than 320 attended the sixth PBN Manufacturing Awards program, held at WaterFire Providence's headquarters in the Valley neighborhood of the city. / PBN PHOTO/MIKE SKORSKI

Record crowd attends PBN Manufacturing Awards program

PROVIDENCE – A crowd of more than 320 manufacturing industry leaders attended Providence Business News’ sixth Manufacturing Awards program Wednesday at WaterFire Providence’s Valley...
ASTRONOVA reported a profit of $5.7 million in fiscal 2019. Above, AstroNova President and CEO Gregory A. Woods. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

Astronova reports $5.7M profit in FY19

WEST WARWICK – Astronova Inc. reported profit of $5.7 million in the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, a 74.4 percent increase from the previous...

Maxon to open new engineering, manufacturing facility in Taunton

TAUNTON – Maxon Precision Motors Inc., a maker of high-precision drive systems, is opening a new design engineering and production facility in an industrial...
ORDERS FOR U.S. BUSINESS EQUIPMENT increased in January by the most in six months. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SERGIO FLORES

U.S. business-equipment orders advance by most in 6 months

NEW YORK - Orders placed with United States factories for business equipment rebounded in January by the most in six months, a sign demand...
OPIOID SEMINAR: A seminar on identifying risk factors and how to respond to an opioid overdose within the workplace will be held at the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce in Lincoln on Jan. 29. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH

R.I. communities expand opioid lawsuits to include CVS, other drugstore chains

PROVIDENCE – More than two dozen Rhode Island cities and towns are expanding their lawsuits over the opioid crisis to target the nation's largest...
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