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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...
LONELY PLACE: A visitor walks in an empty hallway at The Fashion Mall at Keystone in Indianapolis in March. Some corporations are taking the first steps toward bringing employees back to work. / AP FILE PHOTO/DARRON CUMMINGS

Back to work? Companies finding easier said than done

NEW YORK – As state and federal leaders tussle over when and how fast to “reopen” the U.S. economy amid the coronavirus pandemic, some...

Five Questions With: Barbara Jackson

Manufacturing workforce-development group We Make RI moved into a bigger location on March 1, with more than 12,000 square feet of new space to...

Coping with COVID-19: Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp.

LINCOLN – Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp. President Andrew Wheeler's perspective on the COVID-19 pandemic is through the lens of a cancer survivor. “I think everyone...
SOCIAL DISTANCING: Daniel Dwight, CEO and president of Pawtucket-based Cooley Group, shows how employees practice social distance inside the Cooley plant. / COURTESY COOLEY GROUP

Pandemic Diary: Seeking silver linings

(Editor’s note: This is the first installment in a weekly series on how Cooley Group is managing the COVID-19 pandemic, from the perspective of...
STILL PRODUCING: Dan Neff is a co-owner of The Industrious Spirit Co. in Providence. The distillery was prepared to open a tasting room for the public before the new coronavirus hit. Industrious Spirit is still selling its Structural Vodka through a walk-up window at the distillery. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Providence distillery remains in high spirits

Four years of research and development led The Industrious Spirit Co. LLC to a lineup of craft spirits that it was preparing to sell...

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