Rhode Island restarts a manufacturing legacy

LEAVING A MARK: Matt Newsham uses an engraving tool to put his name on a length of pipe during his training at the Westerly Education Center. Part of his training to be a pipe fitter at General Dynamics Electric Boat is to mark his work with his name so quality control can be maintained. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD
Rhode Island has been making things ever since Europeans arrived on the shores of Narragansett Bay. First it was boats, then textiles and finally jewelry.…

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