R.I. manufacturer adapts to survive

EXPANDING STRENGTHS: John Caito III, right, president of Desmark Industries and its new division, Amerisewn, which designs, engineers and manufactures complex stitched products, speaks with stitcher Alejandro Batz about the body shields they are manufacturing. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
EXPANDING STRENGTHS: John Caito III, right, president of Desmark Industries and its new division, Amerisewn, which designs, engineers and manufactures complex stitched products, speaks with stitcher Alejandro Batz about the body shields they are manufacturing. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO
For U.S. manufacturers, to survive means to adapt. In Rhode Island, known historically for its manufacturing, the trend has forced many businesses to re-create themselves, and Desmark Industries Inc. is doing just that. “I’ve been doing this for 35 years, and trying to stay on top of things – to identify what your strengths are…

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