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Blount Boats gets $937K from Maritime Administration

WARREN – Blount Boats Inc. was awarded $937,933 Friday from the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Maritime Administration’s Small Shipyard Grant Program.  The award will help...

R.I. shipyards chosen to build vessels for regional offshore wind projects

PROVIDENCE - Two Rhode Island shipyards have been selected to build the boats that will transport workers out to sea during construction and maintenance...
Telli Quinn ended her nine-month IYRS computer design program by interning at prototype design firm Empire Group in Attleboro, which just offered her an assistant designer position. IYRS uses hands-on projects to understand the connection between design and fabrication. / Courtesy IYRS School of Technology and Trade

Quality jobs can be landed in design across many industries

There is a big demand for young people in the manufacturing sector for sure. But some of those jobs are not about making products,...
MEASURING UP: Otto Fernandez, a worker at Mahr Federal Inc. in Providence for the past 18 months, and a student in the Shipbuilding/Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Institute machinist program at New England Institute of Technology, takes measurements on a grinding machine. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

NEIT SAMI program a valuable resource for local employers

In a job at a sports bar and arcade, Otto Fernandez reached the ceiling of possibility for advancement in pay and title. He learned of...
The finished products. / COURTESY THE STEEL YARD

Steel Yard artisans meld art, function

Walking along a city street in Rhode Island, you do a double-take, smile, maybe nudge a companion and point to a trash can or...
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