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Monday, October 22, 2018

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After launching Joy for All, Hasbro’s first brand focused specifically on the older-adult market, Ted Fischer and his former Hasbro team founded Ageless Innovation and executed a friendly management-led spin-out and acquisition of the Joy for All brand earlier this year. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

No straight lines on the journey to passionate impact

Ted Fischer | Ageless Innovation LLC co-founder and CEOOn my first day at Hasbro almost four years ago, I could not have imagined that...
HEAVY LIFT: Goodwin-Bradley Pattern Co. members Rod O’Neil, left, journeyman machinist, and Kendal Delgado, right, machinist and composite assembler, get ready to lift a slab of aluminum onto the 3 Axis Milltronics. Christopher Goodwin, rear, owner and vice president of sales, looks on at their Providence facility. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Younger professionals entering C-suite, top-level positions in manufacturing

Thirty-six-year-old Christopher R. Goodwin, fourth-generation owner of 106-year-old Goodwin-Bradley Pattern Co. in Providence, knew from a very young age he wanted to lead the...
EXPEDITED SHIPPING: AVTECH Software President and Chief Operating Officer Richard Grundy, left, and Marketing and Channel Communications Manager Russell Benoit at the company’s Warren office. AVTECH recently opened a distribution facility in Shannon, Ireland, to provide a cheaper, expedited means of shipping its products to its European customers. / PBN PHOTO/DAVE HANSEN

AVTECH opens distribution center in Ireland

For years, AVTECH Software Inc. has built a customer base in Europe and beyond, for its primary product, the Room Alert environmental-monitoring system.But the...

Making and building a more robust future for Rhode Island

For PBN subscribers, this week’s issue offers the initial publication of “A guide to Stuff made and built in Rhode Island.”The project was designed...

Rhode Island restarts a manufacturing legacy

Rhode Island has been making things ever since Europeans arrived on the shores of Narragansett Bay. First it was boats, then textiles and finally...
A BRIGHT START: Michael Stuba is training for a job as a pipe fitter for General Dynamics Electric Boat at a Westerly Education Center program put on by the Community College of Rhode Island.
 / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

R.I. manufacturers learn to manage a ‘good’ problem – training more...

In the last few years, manufacturing in Rhode Island is on a growth spurt of sales, productivity and plant modernization, and that’s led to...

Tiffany & Co. | The Lombardi Trophy

THE STORY: For nearly two centuries Tiffany & Co. has been making style-defining jewelry and landmark designs. And in Cumberland, they manufacture the Vince...

General Dynamics Electric Boat | SSN Attack Submarine Nuclear SSBN –...

THE STORY: Modules for the SSBNs are made at Quonset Point in North Kingstown and in Newport News, Va. The SSBN Virginia-class submarines are...

Beacon Design by ChemArt | 2018 Harry S. Truman Christmas Ornament

THE STORY: Beacon Design is the decorative and retail division of ChemArt, based out of Lincoln. ChemArt was founded in 1976. Beacon Design makes...
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