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GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP. reported a profit of $745 million in the first quarter. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

General Dynamics profit falls in Q1 to $745M

PROVIDENCE – General Dynamics Corp. reported a profit of $745 million in the first quarter of 2019, a 6.8% decline from $799 one year...
MEARTHANE PRODUCTS CORP. completed an acquisition of Morris & Broms, based in Cranston. Above, MPC President Pete Kaczmarek, left, with Mark Chase, the head of the company's new precision metals division, / COURTESY MEARTHANE PRODUCT CORP.

Mearthane Products acquires Morris & Broms in Cranston

CRANSTON – Mearthane Products Corp. has completed the acquisition of Morris & Broms LLC, a provider of precision stamping and sheet metal fabrication services,...
RHODE ISLAND construction employment increased 1% year over year in March. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. construction employment up 1% in March

PROVIDENCE – Seasonally-adjusted Rhode Island construction employment increased 1 percent year over year, or 200 jobs, to 19,600, the 35th-fastest-growing state in the nation,...
PRIMARY INVESTMENT: Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has made investments in people, such as through the Real Jobs Rhode Island program, a signature of her administration. Above, Megan Cortesi and Jeremy Demers learn how industrial systems handle liquids at the Westerly Education Center.
 / PBN FILE PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD

As always, it’s all about people when it comes to the...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo understands that the best and most long-lasting investment is in people. From the Real Jobs Rhode Island program, to Rhode...
THE U.S. NAVY'S Columbia-Class Submarine project will be audited by the Pentagon’s inspector general on how well the Navy is overseeing development of the propulsion and steering system. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

Navy’s $128B nuclear sub project faces watchdog’s review

NEW YORK – The Pentagon’s inspector general plans to audit how well the U.S. Navy is overseeing development of the propulsion and steering...
TEXTRON INC. reported a profit of $179 million in the first quarter of 2019. / COURTESY TEXTRON INC.

Textron posts $179M profit in Q1

PROVIDENCE – Textron Inc. reported net income of $179 million, or 76 cents per diluted share, for the first quarter of 2019, a decline...
UNITED STATES factory production in March was unchanged from February after falling a revised 0.3 percent. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. factory output stalled in March as auto production dropped

NEW YORK - United States factory production stalled in March as motor-vehicle output declined, adding to signs of headwinds for manufacturing and economic growth...
WORK IS SCHEDULED to resume on the Newport Pell Bridge in May, requiring lane closures during non-rush hours. / PBN FILE PHOTO/NICOLE DOTZENROD

RITBA: Newport Pell Bridge work to resume in May

JAMESTOWN – The R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority reminded commuters Monday that the deck project on the Newport Pell Bridge is scheduled to resume...
PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE: The Providence River Pedestrian Bridge is a nearly $22 million project that predates Gov. Gina M. Raimondo’s administration, and which is nearing completion. It is the 11th-largest project among the 77 active construction projects being handled by the R.I. Department of Transportation.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Building bridges to safer travel

Peter Alviti Jr., the four-year director of the R.I. Department of Transportation, is overseeing 77 active construction projects through the RhodeWorks program.Proposed by Gov....
THE R.I. AIRPORT CORP. will update the master plan for T.F. Green Airport. The update will not include lengthening or realigning the airport's runways. / COURTESY R.I. AIRPORT CORP.

RIAC to update master plan for T.F. Green

WARWICK – The R.I. Airport Corp will update the master plan for T.F. Green Airport, RIAC announced Wednesday.The corporation said that it had no...
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