Manufacturing

ASTRONOVA reported its second-quarter profit declined 20.4% year over year. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

AstroNova profit dips on 737 MAX grounding, economic uncertainty

WEST WARWICK – AstroNova Inc. reported a $951,000 profit in the second quarter of 2019, a 20.4% decline year over year. Earnings per diluted...
TIFFANY & CO. reported that same-store sales declined 3% year over year. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/KONRAD FIEDLER

Tiffany drops as sales miss signals more tourist spending woes

NEW YORK – Tiffany & Co. posted quarterly sales that missed projections as concerns about foreign tourist spending persisted. The shares fell as much...

Clarke Valve maintains ISO 9001 certification for manufacturing operations

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Clarke Valve, which has offices in town, has maintained its ISO 9001: 2015 certification, the company announced on its website.The certification...

Five Questions With: Meredith Carroll

Information technology solutions company Vertikal6 held a free webinar recently for the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association on penetration testing, and why it’s important for...

Jewelers Board of Trade announces revamped, simplified credit report

WARWICK – The Jewelers Board of Trade, a nonprofit association that delivers credit information on jewelry businesses, has announced its newly redesigned credit report.“We...
POYANT, BASED IN New Bedford, has acquired Dion Signs of Central Falls. Above, Dion Signs installing a sign for Roger Williams University. / COURTESY POYANT

Poyant acquires Dion Signs

NEW BEDFORD – Poyant has acquired Dion Signs, the company announced last week.Headquartered in New Bedford, Poyant is a regional and national signage and...

Amgen will buy Celgene drug in $13.4B antitrust sale

BOSTON – Amgen Inc. will pay $13.4 billion for a blockbuster psoriasis drug from Celgene Corp., which is shedding the asset in order to...
U.S. FACTORY orders for business equipment increased in July for a third month while shipments of such goods plunged the most since October 2016. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. business-equipment orders gain masked by shipments slump

WASHINGTON – United States factory orders for business equipment increased in July for a third month, at the same time shipments of such goods...
FOOD AND FOUNDATION: Not only does Blount Fine Foods Executive Vice President Bob Sewall travel the country promoting Blount products, he started his own charity to help the needy. 
 / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Bob Sewall, 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner BOB SEWALL | Executive vice president of sales and marketing, Blount Fine Foods Corp.FALL RIVER-BASED Blount Fine Foods...
FACTORY CERTIFIED: Ronald Yanku has been credited with boosting Edesia Inc.’s production of lifesaving nutritional packets with robotics, while cutting costs and maintaining jobs. He’s plant operations director for the nonprofit.
 / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

Ronald Yanku, 25 Over Fifty-five

25 Over Fifty-Five 2019 Award Winner RONALD YANKU | Plant operations director, Edesia Inc.RONALD YANKU’S 34 YEARS in manufacturing all led to his most...
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