Toray Plastics (America) Inc. | Flexible packaging for food

BACKGROUND: Toray Plastics (America) Inc. is the American subsidiary of Japan-based Toray Industries Inc. Founded in 1985, TPA makes polypropylene and polyester film at...

The Plastics Group of America | Polifil polypropylene-based reinforced resins

THE STORY: The company was founded in 1973 as a buyer and seller of scrap materials. In 1978 it began recycling, and then in...

Newport Craft Brewing & Distilling Co. | Thomas Tew Rum...

THE STORY: Newport Craft Distilling Co. began distilling craft spirits in 2006, the first distillery in Rhode Island in 135 years. An outgrowth of...

Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island | Captain’s Daughter Imperial IPA

THE STORY: Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island was founded in 2011 after years of home brewing led the husband and wife owners to...

Amerisewn | Combative Training Helmet

THE STORY: Amerisewn, a division of Desmark Industries that focuses on developing combat-training and protective gear for public safety and military personnel, has received...

Propel LLC | Submarine Damage Control Suit

THE STORY: Propel LLC develops textile-driven technologies for demanding clients, including the U.S. military and fire service. And while final assembly of all this...
Brandon Castaneda
Age: 36
Company: National 
Marker Co.
Job title: Production 
planning manager
Education: High school, 
some college / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO


Room to grow

Brandon Castaneda | Age: 36 | Company: National Marker Co. | Job title: Production planning manager | Education: High school, some collegeBrandon Castaneda, production...
  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 IslandDerek 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-$38,000Noel 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 collegeAt age 26, Lee Harrison thinks...
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