R.I. tradeswomen look to build their numbers

PIECING IT TOGETHER: Aetna Bridge Co. ironworker Lisa Silvio helps install bolts on a bridge under construction above the Route 6-10 connector in Providence.  / COURTESY LISA SILVIO
PIECING IT TOGETHER: Aetna Bridge Co. ironworker Lisa Silvio helps install bolts on a bridge under construction above the Route 6-10 connector in Providence. / COURTESY LISA SILVIO
Darche Hood went to college to earn a degree in finance. But now the numbers she’s calculating are from a measuring tape stretched between wall studs. Hood is an insulation installer working on an expansion project at Toray Plastics (America) Inc. in North Kingstown. The 46-year-old Providence resident is typically one of the only female…
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