Sunday, December 5, 2021

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  Derek Venticinque 
 Age: 35
Company: TRAC Builders Inc.
Job title: Project manager
Education: B.A. in history, University of Rhode Island / PBN PHOTO/PAMELA BHATIA

Career builder

Derek Venticinque | Age: 35 | Company: TRAC Builders Inc. | Job title: Project manager | Education: B.A. in history, University of Rhode Island Derek Venticinque...
Noel Bonilla
AGE: 46
COMPANY: Mearthane Products Corp.
JOB TITLE: Assistant supervisor 
EDUCATION: Reached junior year in high school
SALARY: $33,000-$38,000 / PBN PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

It’s about learning

Noel Bonilla | Age: 46 | Company: Mearthane Products Corp. | Job title: Assistant supervisor | Education: Reached junior year in high school | Salary: $33,000-$38,000 Noel Bonilla...
Lee Harrison
AGE: 26
COMPANY: VIBCO Vibrators
JOB TITLE: Lead assembler
EDUCATION: High school, some college / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

Rejecting digital tools, he works with his hands and finds satisfaction

Lee Harrison | Age: 26 | Company: VIBCO Vibrators | Job title: Lead assembler | Education: High school, some college At age 26, Lee Harrison thinks...
Roenik Vasquez
Age: 37
Company: igus Inc.
Job title: Receiving clerk
Education: High school, some college / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

After stints as a concierge and a taxi driver, igus receiving...

Roenik Vasquez | Age: 37 | Company: igus Inc. | Job title: Receiving clerk | Education: High school, some college The choice of a career...
BEYOND BOOK LEARNING” The state’s Prepare Rhode Island initiative is connecting students with careers that aren’t academic in nature, including through the Pathways in Technology Early College High School, or P-TECH program. Here, Cole Chiaradio assembles a band saw at the manufacturing section of Westerly High School in a P-TECH program.  / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD


A guiding connection

Connecting people and jobs is always a challenge, but in the manufacturing and construction sectors in Rhode Island, the process has become especially challenging...

From the editor

Welcome to the inaugural edition of Stuff, or more formally, “A guide to Stuff made and built in Rhode Island.” For manufacturers and builders, these...
BELL HELICOPTER has signed an agreement with Garmin International related to the development and integration of a autonomous vehicle management computer for its VTOL aircraft, seen above as an air taxi. / COURTESY TEXTRON

Bell Helicopter signs deal with Garmin for urban air travel collaboration

PROVIDENCE – Bell Helicopter, a Textron Inc. subsidiary, signed a teaming agreement with Garmin International Inc. on the development and integration of autonomous vehicle...
THE RHODE ISLAND Textile Innovation Network held its official launch at the Slater Mill Museum in Pawtucket. From left, Michael Woody, President is RITIN and CEO of TransTex, and Jack Wilson of Griswold Textiles. / COURTESY STEVE MASON

Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network lauded by national group

PAWTUCKET – With the official launch of the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network at the Slater Mill Museum in Pawtucket, the National Council of...

Twin River hosts New England Electrical & Alarm Expo Oct. 4

LINCOLN – The fifth annual New England Electrical & Alarm Expo will be held Thursday at the Twin River Event Center at the Twin...
DRYVIT SYSTEMS PRESIDENT AND CEO Mike Murphy said that the demand for the company's NewBrick product led to the company to open a new manufacturing facility in North Kingstown. The company expects to more than double its manufacturing workforce over the next decade. / / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Dryvit Systems to open new manufacturing plant, plans workforce expansion

WEST WARWICK – Dryvit Systems Inc. will open a 120,000-square-foot manufacturing facility in the former Brown & Sharpe plant in North Kingstown, the company...

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