Manufacturing

U.S. Jan. trade gap narrows as imports from China plummet

NEW YORK - The United States trade deficit pulled back in January from the widest level in a decade as imports from China plunged,...

RIMA talk to focus on certifications for lean, ISO and...

PROVIDENCE — Rhode Island Manufacturers Association will host a discussion on lean, ISO and Six Sigma continuous-improvement practices and their value on April 17...

Brand and Oppenheimer announces name change to Ocean State Innovations

PORTSMOUTH – Brand and Oppenheimer Co. has changed its name to Ocean State Innovations, the textile company announced. “In consideration of our corporate strategy and...

Five Questions With: Manny Jerome

Last month the Massachusetts Manufacturing Extension Partnership, or MassMEP, welcomed Manny Jerome as project manager for client development for the southeastern region of Massachusetts....

IYRS Career Day to focus on maritime trades, composites, manufacturing

NEWPORT – The IYRS School of Technology & Trades will host a Career Day from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 23. The event...
UNTIED STATES manufacturing output fell 0.4 percent in February. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. manufacturing production unexpectedly shrinks in Feb.

NEW YORK - United States factory production slumped for a second month in February, missing forecasts for a pickup, indicating headwinds from the trade...
After a short time away, in 2017 Brett Green became president and CEO of Mahr, an American division of Carl Mahr Holding GmbH in Germany. While he is involved in an international enterprise, Green takes one of his most important business lessons from his father. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Persistence, determination pave the road to success

Brett Green | Mahr Inc. CEO and president More than 20 years ago, my father came across a quotation. A framed copy sits proudly in my...
SHIP IT: Supply Chain Manager Daphne Johnstad and Supply Chain Director David Seaback, center, check in with Shipping Manager Peter Reynolds at Amgen Rhode Island’s West Greenwich facility.
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Amgen Rhode Island finds antidote for exporting obstacles

Amgen Rhode Island Exporting Excellence, 2019 PBN Manufacturing Awards While Amgen Inc.’s Rhode Island operation usually ships most of its biologic products to the drug manufacturer’s...
MINDING THE STORAGE: Steve Lorello, left, account manager, discusses logistics with warehouse associate Donald Roderick, center, and Gordon Fox, team leader, at Dean Warehouse Services.
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Dean Warehouse Services maintains an impeccable track record

Dean Warehouse Services Inc. Supply Chain Excellence | 2019 Manufacturing Awards Dean Warehouse Services Inc. is a family business, but it operates at the level of...
MIX IT UP: Chi Foods CEO Minnie Luong stirs the ingredients for a fresh batch of kimchi in the company’s kitchen.
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RUPERT WHITELEY

Chi Foods develops recipe for success

Chi Foods LLC  Emerging Manufacturer | 2019 Manufacturing Awards Minnie Luong was living in a Cambridge, Mass., apartment a few years ago when she decided...
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