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ASTRONOVA reported a profit of $5.7 million in fiscal 2019. Above, AstroNova President and CEO Gregory A. Woods. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

AstroNova reports $5.7M profit in FY19

WEST WARWICK – Astronova Inc. reported profit of $5.7 million in the fiscal year ended Jan. 31, a 74.4 percent increase from the previous...

Maxon to open new engineering, manufacturing facility in Taunton

TAUNTON – Maxon Precision Motors Inc., a maker of high-precision drive systems, is opening a new design engineering and production facility in an industrial...
ORDERS FOR U.S. BUSINESS EQUIPMENT increased in January by the most in six months. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/SERGIO FLORES

U.S. business-equipment orders advance by most in 6 months

NEW YORK - Orders placed with United States factories for business equipment rebounded in January by the most in six months, a sign demand...
OPIOID SEMINAR: A seminar on identifying risk factors and how to respond to an opioid overdose within the workplace will be held at the Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce in Lincoln on Jan. 29. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/DHIRAJ SINGH

R.I. communities expand opioid lawsuits to include CVS, other drugstore chains

PROVIDENCE – More than two dozen Rhode Island cities and towns are expanding their lawsuits over the opioid crisis to target the nation's largest...

High Purity New England leases Smithfield biotech manufacturing space

SMITHFIELD – A biotech-equipment manufacturer has leased the former Alexion Pharmaceuticals Inc. site, where it plans to expand its employment and launch new products. High...

RI Core Skills Partnership to cover full cost of English-literacy program

WARWICK – The Rhode Island Core Skills Partnership will now cover 100 percent of the cost to train employers’ incumbent workers in English-language literacy,...
THE INSTITUTE for Supply Management index fell to 54.2 from 56.6 in February. BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. factory gauge falls to two-year low as orders cool

NEW YORK - A gauge of United States factories fell to a two-year low in February, cooling more than expected with a broad decline...
ON A MISSION: Minnie Luong, head of kimchi producer Chi Kitchen in Pawtucket, said it’s her mission to educate people about the unique Korean dish made from salted and seasoned fermented vegetables.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Food entrepreneur finds future by connecting with the past

Minnie Luong, head of Chi Kitchen in Pawtucket, came to the United States as a small child, in dramatic fashion. “I was born on a...

IlluminOss breakthrough lands it in the biotech marketplace

For years regional business and governmental leaders have been touting the potential here for breakthrough life sciences and biotechnology ventures. This week, one of...
ACUSHNET HOLDINGS, parent company of the Titleist and FootJoy brands, reported a profit of $103.1 million in 2018. / COURTESY TITLEIST GOLF

Acushnet nets $103.1M in 2018, grows revenue

FAIRHAVEN – Acushnet Holdings Corp., parent company of the Titleist and FootJoy golf product brands, reported a profit of $103.1 million in 2018, a...

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