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After a short time away, in 2017 Brett Green became president and CEO of Mahr, an American division of Carl Mahr Holding GmbH in Germany. While he is involved in an international enterprise, Green takes one of his most important business lessons from his father. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Persistence, determination pave the road to success

Brett Green | Mahr Inc. CEO and presidentMore than 20 years ago, my father came across a quotation.A framed copy sits proudly in my...
SHIP IT: Supply Chain Manager Daphne Johnstad and Supply Chain Director David Seaback, center, check in with Shipping Manager Peter Reynolds at Amgen Rhode Island’s West Greenwich facility.
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Amgen Rhode Island finds antidote for exporting obstacles

Amgen Rhode Island Exporting Excellence, 2019 PBN Manufacturing AwardsWhile Amgen Inc.’s Rhode Island operation usually ships most of its biologic products to the drug manufacturer’s...
MINDING THE STORAGE: Steve Lorello, left, account manager, discusses logistics with warehouse associate Donald Roderick, center, and Gordon Fox, team leader, at Dean Warehouse Services.
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Dean Warehouse Services maintains an impeccable track record

Dean Warehouse Services Inc. Supply Chain Excellence | 2019 Manufacturing AwardsDean Warehouse Services Inc. is a family business, but it operates at the level of...
MIX IT UP: Chi Foods CEO Minnie Luong stirs the ingredients for a fresh batch of kimchi in the company’s kitchen.
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Chi Foods develops recipe for success

Chi Foods LLC  Emerging Manufacturer | 2019 Manufacturing AwardsMinnie Luong was living in a Cambridge, Mass., apartment a few years ago when she decided...
GIVING VOICE: Dave Chenevert, executive director of the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, has been busy advocating for companies at the Statehouse and beyond.
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RIMA’s Chenevert fixates on problem-solving in manufacturing sector

Dave Chenevert, Rhode Island Manufacturers Association Manufacturing Champion | 2019 Manufacturing AwardsIf there is one thing Dave Chenevert loves as much as solving problems...
IN SESSION: CEO and President Karl Wadensten, right, leads a meeting of employees at VIBCO.
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VIBCO spurs its employees to stretch their limits

VIBCO Inc. Workforce Development & Productivity | 2019 Manufacturing AwardsThere aren’t too many companies that can claim their products have been to the moon,...
A KEEN EYE: President and CEO George Mock, right, inspects a piece of machinery at Nye Lubricants, along with Jason Galary, center, director of research and development, and Gus Flaherty, manager of engineering development and applications.
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Nye smooths way for its clients to push the envelope

Nye Lubricants inc. Overall Excellence, 150-499 employees | 2019 PBN Manufacturing AwardsAny company that has a founder related to TV star, inventor and best-selling author...

People, not machines, key to manufacturing success

The popular image of manufacturing is big machines making big things. But nothing could be further from the truth, as the profiles of the...
BY DESIGN: Printer Tom Willis, left, shows freshly printed graphics to NFI President Renaud Megard, center, and Manufacturing Director Mark Smith.
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Sustainability is part of digital printer NFI’s designs

Nameplates for Industry Corp. Green Manufacturing | 2019 Manufacturing AwardsNameplates for Industry Corp.’s products have been shot into space, put into submarines and can be...
CUSTOM STAIRS: North Atlantic Corp. employee Dan Lovenbury, left, reviews plans for a custom-made staircase with Chief Operating Officer John Humphrey. CEO Peter Humphrey, third from right, talks about another project with Chief Digital Officer Michael Humphrey, second from right, and employee Joe Costa.
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North Atlantic Corp. throws the door open to bright future

North Atlantic Corp. Overall Excellence, more than 500 employees | 2019 PBN Manufacturing AwardsDoors have been around forever.Even Fred Flintstone had a door on his...
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