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PUMPING OUT PRODUCT: The Bosworth Co.’s machine shop supervisor, who asked not to be named, uses a drill press to tap holes into the aluminum body of the Guzzler diaphragm pump. CEO and President Douglas Reilly, not pictured, said the East Providence pump manufacturer saw an increased demand for the Guzzler, a small, foot-operated pump used in portable sinks and hand-wash stations, during the coronavirus pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Finding opportunity in a crisis

Coming into 2020, Rhode Island’s manufacturing industry was doing well, with many companies experiencing banner years. Hiring was active, so much so that the...
TEAMWORK: Robert Tolson, left, Lisa Silvio and Kyle Brown, right, line up beams to be bolted as part of the ironworking segment of Building Futures’ five-week pre-apprenticeship in 2019. Participants construct a 70-foot-by-14-foot project that contains many of the tools, materials and techniques used in building steel structures.   / COURTESY BUILDING FUTURES

Building a future in construction

R.I. Department of Labor and Training Director Scott Jensen says the decision by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo to allow the construction industry to remain...
HEATING UP: Alaina Mahoney, left, of Providence-based A.M. Design & Fabrication LLC, works with assistant Erica Compton heating metal in a forge to hammer out a mirror frame for Mahoney’s upcoming product line release.  / COURTESY RUE SAKAYAMA PHOTOGRAPHY

‘Thriving in the undefined’

To Alaina Mahoney – painter, blacksmith and welder of steel – few tropes are staler than the “starving artist.” “Almost everyone I went to school...
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Q&A Debra Bedrosian

Debra Bedrosian | Cooley Group vice president, human resources and social responsibility Technical textile and geomembrane manufacturer Cooley Group has worked throughout the pandemic, including...
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Q&A: Ingridt J. De oleo Morales

Ingridt J. De oleo Morales | The Bosworth Co. pump assembler Ingridt J. De oleo Morales, a native of the Dominican Republic, began in the...
PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Q&A: Vennicia Kingston

Vennicia Kingston | Eagle Eye Properties LLC CEO Vennicia Kingston is CEO of Providence-based Eagle Eye Post Construction Services, which offers construction laborers, cleaning and...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Q&A: Jim Deslandes

Jim Deslandes | Deslandes Construction owner and president Deslandes Construction owner and President Jim Deslandes has spent 40 years in his family business. The Warwick-based...
PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Q&A: Catherine Jameson

Catherine Jameson | Loft LLC senior engineer Loft LLC senior engineer Catherine Jameson joined the Providence-based company 2½ years ago. Her focus is on bringing...
PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Q&A: Aaron J. Horowitz

Aaron J. Horowitz | Sproutel Inc. CEO and co-founder Sproutel is equal parts R&D lab, design studio and venture studio, says co-founder and CEO Aaron...

Herff Jones Inc.

THE STORY: Celebrating high school achievements has a nice ring to it – literally. Herff Jones LLC, which has a Warwick manufacturing facility and...

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