Manufacturing

THE BRICKLE GROUP has announced that it has received more than $84 million in DOD contracts over the last eight months.

Brickle Group lands big government contracts

WOONSOCKET – The Brickle Group announced more than $84 million in Defense Logistics Agency contracts have been awarded to its subsidiary Northwest Woolen Mill...
COMMON THREADS: Longtime American Cord & Webbing Co. employees Joseph and Grace Fura monitor a weaving machine at the company’s facility in Woonsocket. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Close-knit workers are crucial to the fabric of American Cord

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE AT A FAMILY-OWNED BUSINESS: American Cord & Webbing Co. FROM HEAT-RESISTANT PLASTIC BUCKLES for military equipment to backpacks and...
MOLDING STAFF: Employees assemble a cable carrier, part of the igus product line, at the plastics manufacturer in East Providence. The company regularly puts new hires through training for a specific product group or position. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Investing in employees helps igus continue to grow company, sales

2019 PBN Business Excellence Awards EXCELLENCE IN WORKFORCE DEVELOPMENT: igus Inc. Igus Inc. molds its staff as skillfully as it molds the engineered plastics...
SCHROFF TECHNOLOGIES INTERNATIONAL has been acquired by RF Industries, based in San Diego, Calif. /

N.K. manufacturer Schrofftech acquired by Calif. company

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Schroff Technologies International Inc. has been acquired by the San Diego, Calif.-based company RF Industries Ltd. for $4 million, with a...
THE U.S. AND CHINA have agreed to roll back tariffs in the event of a completed trade agreement. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TIME RUE

China, U.S. agree to tariff rollback if trade deal reached

BEIJING – China and the United States have agreed to roll back tariffs on each other’s goods in phases as they work toward a...
TIFFANY & CO. has reportedly asked LVMH to improve its $14.5 billion acquisition offer. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KONRAD FIEDLER

Tiffany rises on report it called for sweetened bid from LVMH

NEW YORK – Tiffany & Co. gained on a report that said the luxury jeweler asked LVMH to improve its $14.5 billion offer. Tiffany says...

Five Questions With: Rose Mangiarotti

Rose Mangiarotti is the founder of award-winning startup Perkies, a sticky-bra company that offers replaceable adhesives. The company has been honored several times by...

Evans Capacitor revamps website, adds user-friendly search option

EAST PROVIDENCE – Electronics manufacturer Evans Capacitor Co. has unveiled a new website, which offers a Capacitor Search feature so customers can find products...
GENERAL DYNAMICS Electric Boat has reached a multi-year multibillion contract with the U.S. Navy to build nine new Virginia-class submarines, with an option to build a tenth submarine. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

General Dynamics gets a multibillion-dollar Navy submarine deal

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Navy has reached an agreement with General Dynamics Corp. on a multibillion-dollar deal to buy the next batch of Virginia-class...
ASPEN AEROGELS reported a $2.3 million loss in the third quarter. Meanwhile, the company boosted its revenue 48% year over year to $35.4 million.

Aspen Aerogels boosts revenue, reports $2.3M loss

NORTHBOROUGH, Mass. – Aspen Aerogels Inc. reported a loss of $2.3 million in the third quarter, compared with a loss of $6.5 million one...
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