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Five Questions With: Clare King

Clare King | President, Propel LLC 1. How has Propel, a Pawtucket-based textile product innovation company, responded to the COVID-19 demand for safety products?...
Todd Thomas

Makers, crafters deserve some recognition for pandemic response

From being on the front lines of the incredible citizens-brigade effort to fight the COVID-19 pandemic and provide personal protection equipment to our medical...

Coronavirus spurring spread of 3-D printers

As COVID-19 wreaks havoc on global supply chains, a trend of moving manufacturing closer to customers could go so far as to put miniature...
TEXTRON INC. has reported a $50 million profit for the first quarter of 2020. / COURTESY TEXTRON

Textron Q1 profit shrinks to $50M, pandemic cited

PROVIDENCE – Textron Inc. reported a profit of $50 million in the first quarter, a 72.1% decline year over year due to impacts from...

General Dynamics reports $706M profit in Q1

NORTH KINGSTOWN – General Dynamics Corp. logged a $706 million profit in the first quarter, a 5.4% decline year over year, the company said...
SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES reported an $8.4 million profit for the first quarter, a significant slowdown that was attributable to impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. / COURTESY SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES

Sensata profit declines to $8.4M in Q1 on COVID-19 shutdowns

ATTLEBORO – Sensata Technologies Holding PLC reported an $8.4 million profit in the first quarter, a sharp decline from $85.1 million one year prior,...

Hope Global reopens; Taito leaves company

CUMBERLAND – Manufacturer Hope Global has reopened after a temporary closure brought on by reduced demand for its products from the automotive industry, as...
HASBRO has partnered with Cartamundi to manufacture and donate 50,000 face shields per week for several weeks to hospitals in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. / COURTESY HASBRO INC.


Stepping Up: Hasbro partners to produce and donate face shields to...

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. has partnered with Cartamundi, a manufacturer of playing cards, trading cards and board games, to produce 50,000 face shields per...
DANIELE INC. has reported it has about 80 employees who have contracted the COVID-19 infection, and who are quarantined. The company is a maker of specialty Italian meats, such as this prosciutto. / COURTESY DANIELE.

Daniele Inc. reports 80 cases of COVID-19 among workforce, food manufacturer...

BURRILLVILLE – About 80 employees of Daniele Inc. have tested positive for the virus that causes COVID-19, according to the company, which is working...
THUMBS UP: Cooley extruder operator Jerome Wilson displays his protective mask during a production run of the manufacturer’s water-containment material. / COURTESY COOLEY GROUP

Pandemic Diary: Perseverance, agility… and a bit of whiplash

(Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a weekly series on how Cooley Group is managing the COVID-19 pandemic, from the perspective of...

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