Manufacturing

THE UNITED STATES producer-price index increased 2.6 percent year over year in September. /BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. producer prices increase for first time in 3 months

NEW YORK - United States producer prices rose for the first time in three months amid a surge in gauges reflecting airfares and rail-transportation...

Plastics Group names Marcoulier head of manufacturing

WOONSOCKET – The Plastics Group of America announced Brian Marcoulier as its new director of manufacturing.Company President Bob Lebeaux said in a press release,...

Cobb to talk future of manufacturing at ASQ Inspection Division Conference

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Zachary Cobb, director of engineering and research and development for North America for Hexagon Manufacturing Intelligence, is a scheduled keynote speaker...
After launching Joy for All, Hasbro’s first brand focused specifically on the older-adult market, Ted Fischer and his former Hasbro team founded Ageless Innovation and executed a friendly management-led spin-out and acquisition of the Joy for All brand earlier this year. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

No straight lines on the journey to passionate impact

Ted Fischer | Ageless Innovation LLC co-founder and CEOOn my first day at Hasbro almost four years ago, I could not have imagined that...
HEAVY LIFT: Goodwin-Bradley Pattern Co. members Rod O’Neil, left, journeyman machinist, and Kendal Delgado, right, machinist and composite assembler, get ready to lift a slab of aluminum onto the 3 Axis Milltronics. Christopher Goodwin, rear, owner and vice president of sales, looks on at their Providence facility. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Younger professionals entering C-suite, top-level positions in manufacturing

Thirty-six-year-old Christopher R. Goodwin, fourth-generation owner of 106-year-old Goodwin-Bradley Pattern Co. in Providence, knew from a very young age he wanted to lead the...

Making and building a more robust future for Rhode Island

For PBN subscribers, this week’s issue offers the initial publication of “A guide to Stuff made and built in Rhode Island.”The project was designed...

Rhode Island restarts a manufacturing legacy

Rhode Island has been making things ever since Europeans arrived on the shores of Narragansett Bay. First it was boats, then textiles and finally...
A BRIGHT START: Michael Stuba is training for a job as a pipe fitter for General Dynamics Electric Boat at a Westerly Education Center program put on by the Community College of Rhode Island. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I. manufacturers learn to manage a ‘good’ problem – training more...

In the last few years, manufacturing in Rhode Island is on a growth spurt of sales, productivity and plant modernization, and that’s led to...

Tiffany & Co. | The Lombardi Trophy

THE STORY: For nearly two centuries Tiffany & Co. has been making style-defining jewelry and landmark designs. And in Cumberland, they manufacture the Vince...
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