Manufacturing

Polaris MEP, RIMA seek feedback on Manufacturing Workplace Readiness Playbook

PROVIDENCE – Last month Polaris MEP and the Rhode Island Manufacturing Association created a free, downloadable, interactive guide to help manufacturers stay safe and...
THE INSTITUTE for Supply Management's U.S. manufacturing Index declined for the third consecutive month in May. / AP FILE PHOTO/EVAN VUCCI

Survey: U.S. factories sink in May for third straight month

WASHINGTON (AP) – American factories slowed for the third consecutive month in May as they continued to sustain economic damage from the coronavirus pandemic. The...

Industrious Spirit, Frog & Toad gift shop team up to produce...

PROVIDENCE – The Industrious Spirit Co. LLC, a manufacturer of gin, bourbon and vodka, has been producing hand sanitizer in its distillery to help...
U.S. WHOLESALE prices declined 1.3% in April. /AP FILE PHOTO/JONATHAN GRUENKE/THE VIRGINIAN PILOT

U.S. wholesale prices drop record 1.3% in April

WASHINGTON (AP) – Wholesale prices slid a record 1.3% in April led by a 19% plunge in the cost of energy, further signaling the...
SUMR BRANDS reported a loss of $1.2 million in the first quarter of 2020

SUMR Brands posts $1.2M loss in Q1

WOONSOCKET – Summer Infant Inc., doing business as SUMR Brands, reported a $1.2 million loss in the first quarter, or 57 cents per diluted...
RUBIUS THERAPEUTICS reported a loss of $48.5 million in the first quarter of 2020.

Rubius Therapeutics posts $48.5M loss in Q1; prioritizes on oncology and...

CAMBRIDGE, Mass. – Rubius Therapeutics Inc. posted a loss of $48.5 million for the first quarter of 2020, or a loss of 60 cents...
Resh Inc., a manufacturer based in Franklin, Mass., plans to relocate to Woonsocket in 2021.

Resh Inc. identifies site in Woonsocket for move to R.I.

WOONSOCKET – Resh Inc., a manufacturing company that plans to move to Rhode Island from Massachusetts, will locate in a newly constructed building near...

Honeywell begins N95 face mask production at Smithfield factory

SMITHFIELD – Production has begun on filtering face-piece respirators known as N95 face masks, according to technology giant Honeywell International Inc., the company making...

We Make RI to hold first segment of manufacturing job camp...

CRANSTON – Manufacturer-training organization We Make RI will start this year’s Manufacturing Job Camp with an online classroom segment followed by in-person participation, the...
OVER A QUARTER of respondents in a survey of Rhode Island manufacturers said they did not want to see loosened restrictions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY POLARIS MANUFACTURING EXTENSION PARTNERSHIP

Survey takes stock of R.I. manufacturers amid COVID-19 climate

PROVIDENCE – Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership conducted a survey of Rhode Island manufacturers and found that 36% would like to see social-distancing restrictions relaxed...

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