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Polaris MEP to host safety workshop for manufacturers Feb. 21

PROVIDENCE – Polaris MEP will host the lunch-and-learn workshop, “Top Things to Consider When Implementing a Safety Program,” on Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to...
U.S. MANUFACTURING OUTPUT fell 0.9 percent after a downwardly revised 0.8 percent increase in the prior month. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. manufacturing production unexpectedly contracts in Jan.

NEW YORK - United States factory production unexpectedly contracted in January, shrinking the most in eight months on weakness in the automotive sector and...
Four years ago, Renaud Megard left behind a travel-heavy, corporate job and bought Nameplates for Industry. He hasn’t looked back, balancing more time with his family and building a small business. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

By creating a path to success, workforce issues can be solved

Renaud Megard | NFI LLC president and CEOThroughout my career in various industries, the biggest challenges I have faced have come from finding the...

Proceeds from new Granny Squibb beverage to aid Save The Bay

PROVIDENCE – The Granny Squibb Co. LLC is giving a portion of the proceeds from its new organic iced-tea flavor – Charlie’s Cranberry –...

Toray Plastics to add new polypropylene film line in 2020

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Toray Plastics (America) Inc. will invest in a state-of-the-art, 8.7-meter polypropylene film line, including the construction of a new building to...
DECEMBER 2018's Current Conditions Index was measured at 50 - a 17-point decline from November and a 33-point decline year over year. The data was released Monday in the latest report from University of Rhode Island economist Leonard Lardaro. / COURTESY UNIVERSITY OF RHODE ISLAND

A drop from Nov., but CCI closes 2018 in neutral territory

SOUTH KINGSTOWN – After a double-digit climb in November, the December 2018 Current Conditions Index fell 17 points to a value of 50, according...
HASBRO REPORTED a profit of $220.4 million in 2018, a 44.4 percent decline from 2017. / COURTESY HASBRO

Hasbro earnings shrink to $220M in 2018, company pays $89M in...

PAWTUCKET – Hasbro Inc. reported a profit of $220.4 million in 2018, a 44.4 percent decline from $396.6 million in 2017, the company announced...

Sensata reports $599M profit in 2018

ATTLEBORO – Sensata Technologies Inc. reported a profit of $599 million in 2018, an increase from $408.4 million in 2017, the company reported Wednesday.Earnings...

Kenney Manufacturing investing $2M in technology, equipment

WARWICK – House Majority Leader K. Joseph Shekarchi, D-Warwick, recently toured Kenney Manufacturing along with representatives of Walmart Inc., recognizing Kenney as a great...
THE INSTITUTE for Supply Management index unexpectedly rose to 56.6 in January, beating estimates. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/TY WRIGHT

U.S. factory gauge rises from 2-year low as orders recover

NEW YORK - A gauge of United States factories rose in January from a two-year low as measures of new orders and production snapped back...
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