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Amerisewn | Combative Training Helmet

THE STORY: Amerisewn, a division of Desmark Industries that focuses on developing combat-training and protective gear for public safety and military personnel, has received...
PROTECTIVE GEAR: John Caito III, Desmark Industries CEO, and Layne Mayer, Desmark consultant, on the production floor with the company’s first-generation riot suit.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Desmark looks to lead in protective-textiles market with new riot suit

All forms of activism – from riots to demonstrations, rallies and protests – have colored the 18-plus months since President Donald Trump’s administration took...
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

R.I. manufacturer adapts to survive

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,...
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