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TIA BUSH, vice president of site operations for Amgen Rhode Island, waits to address attendees at PBN's fifth Manufacturing Awards event, held at WaterFire Providence Thursday. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Bush, Amgen lead honorees at PBN Manufacturing Awards

PROVIDENCE – PBN’s fifth Manufacturing Awards event attracted 260 of the region’s leaders in industry Thursday to celebrate 13 companies and one individual for...
HANDS-ON LEADER: Tia Bush, Amgen’s vice president of Rhode Island and Woburn, Mass., site operations, likes to get firsthand experience with the jobs her colleagues perform. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Bush rallies Amgen staff toward company goals

Tia Bush, Amgen Rhode Island | Leadership & StrategyMention a leader being humble and relatable, and you’re talking about Tia Bush, Amgen Inc.’s vice...
CLEAN TEAM: President and CEO Stuart Benton works on the packing floor with Bradford employees. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Bradford Soap Works nimbly delivers custom soaps

The Original Bradford Soap Works Inc. | Overall Excellence | 150-499 EmployeesThe Original Bradford Soap Works Inc., in West Warwick, has revolutionized what soap...
PREPARING FOR SUCCESS: Amgen Rhode Island senior associates Devon Zayas, left, and Scott Lyons conduct a safety check prior to using a bioreactor at the company’s West Greenwich facility.  / PBN PHOTO/
RUPERT WHITELEY

Manufacturing Award winners point to varied paths of success

PBN runs eight recognition programs in the course of the year, and this week’s edition of the paper contains the special section for the...

Connection is the key to success

Big ideas gather the headlines and oftentimes the investment. But this year’s crop of Manufacturing Award winners succeed because their efforts start on a...
SAFETY BRIEFING: Devon Zayas, left, and Scott Lyons, senior associates in the process-development division at Amgen’s laboratory in West Greenwich, conduct a pre-job safety briefing for hand-valve manipulations on the 100-liter stainless-steel bioreactor. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Amgen takes lead with new cholesterol control drug, augmented reality medicine

Amgen Rhode Island | Overall Excellence | More than 500 Employees“We have a mantra, ‘Serving every patient, every time.’ It’s the rally cry of...
BOARDS REVIEWED: From left, Randy Broyles, shipper, and CEO Edward McMahon look at the orders going out at Epec Engineered Technologies. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Epec continually creating custom electronics

Epec Engineered Technologies | Overall Excellence | 50-150 EmployeesEpec Engineered Technologies may be the oldest circuit board company in North America, but its openness...
TEAM EFFORT: Goodwin-Bradley President Robert Goodwin discusses a project with José Rodriguez at the company’s Oxford Street plant in Providence. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Goodwin-Bradley’s adventurous spirit blazes an innovative century

Goodwin-Bradley Pattern Co. | Overall Excellence | Fewer than 50 EmployeesFrom working with Henry Ford on the Model T to providing the key component...
GLOBAL REACH: From left, AVTECH President Rick Grundy and owner Michael Sigourney observe as John Pinckney, the company’s reseller channel manager, monitor a demonstration of AVTECH’s Room Alert technology, demand for which has driven worldwide exports. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Global cybersecurity need helps drive AVTECH exports

AVTECH | Exporting ExcellenceJust as its Room Alert technology products are responsive – notifying a facility when its IT area gets too warm or...
GREEN TEAM: National Marker CEO Michael Black, left, and General Manager Patrick Madigan show off the company’s solar array outside its North Smithfield facility. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

National Marker Co. focuses quality ethic toward energy efficiency

National Marker Co. | Green ManufacturingMany things have changed in the nearly 100 years since National Marker Co. opened its doors, but not the...
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