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CUSTOM STAIRS: North Atlantic Corp. employee Dan Lovenbury, left, reviews plans for a custom-made staircase with Chief Operating Officer John Humphrey. CEO Peter Humphrey, third from right, talks about another project with Chief Digital Officer Michael Humphrey, second from right, and employee Joe Costa.
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North Atlantic Corp. throws the door open to bright future

North Atlantic Corp. Overall Excellence, more than 500 employees | 2019 PBN Manufacturing AwardsDoors have been around forever.Even Fred Flintstone had a door on his...
RHODE ISLAND CONSTRUCTION employment increased 4.9 percent year over year to 19,300 jobs in January. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. construction employment growth ranks No. 18 in the nation in...

PROVIDENCE – Seasonally adjusted Rhode Island construction employment increased 4.9 percent year over year in January to 19,300, according to the Associated General Contractors...
SIX STUDENTS FROM the construction management program at Roger Williams University finished second in the Associated Schools of Construction Region 6/7 competition held in Sparks, Nev., Feb. 7-9. Pictured, from left: Michael Emmer, RWU professor of construction management, with Nate Dionne, Nick Morrison, Greg Pomerleau, Carl Anderson, Jon Gomes and Ruben Fonseca. / COURTESY ROGER WILLIAMS UNIVERSITY

RWU construction students finish 2nd in national competition

BRISTOL – Six students in the construction management program at Roger Williams University performed well at a recent national construction competition in Nevada.The team,...
FILLING A NEED: Vennicia Kingston, owner of Eagle Eye Properties in Providence, said the goal of her business is to purchase abandoned buildings and complete needed construction to return them to code to house families in need. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Eye on property clean up

It was an on-the-job injury that led Vennicia Kingston to entrepreneurship.“I lost the sight in my left eye,” she said of the injury that...
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PBN on WJAR-TV, Dec. 31, 2018

2018 was good, but much to be doneEvery week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s Coffee Break to discuss the...
FUTURE OUTLOOK: Business and nonprofit leaders in Rhode Island meet with Providence Business News Editor Mark S. Murphy to discuss 2018 and where the state is headed. Starting at the head of the table, background, from left, clockwise: Murphy; Providence College Dean of the School of Business Sylvia Maxfield; VIBCO President Karl Wadensten; Washington Trust Bancorp President and Chief Operating Officer Mark K. W. Gim; Crossroads Rhode Island President and CEO Karen A. Santilli; Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Chief Administrative Officer Michele B. Lederberg; and Gilbane Building Co. President and CEO Michael E. McKelvy.
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2018 was a good year, but much work is to come

On Dec. 14, Providence Business News Editor Mark S. Murphy sat down with six leaders of the Rhode Island business and nonprofit community to...
INCLUSIVE DISCUSSION: Shawmut Design and Construction Chief People Officer Marianne Monte, center, leads a discussion on diversity efforts with company employees. From left, clockwise are: Sarah Irving, project manager; Felicia Ingram, project administrator; Joubin Hassanein, director, interproject delivery; Morena Gomes, senior project accountant; Monte; Kirsten Woodbury, assistant project manager; Chris Maury, project executive; and Larry Adigun, assistant project manager. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Shawmut strives toward diversity in opportunities, training, partnerships

ARCHITECTURE / DESIGN / CONSTRUCTION Shawmut Design and ConstructionAs an employee-owned, profit-sharing company, Shawmut Design and Construction offers opportunities for diverse candidates to break...
R.I. CONSTRUCTION employment increased 6 percent year over year to 19,400 jobs. / COURTESY ASSOCIATED GENERAL CONTRACTORS OF AMERICA

R.I. construction employment rises 6% in Oct.

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island construction employment increased 6 percent year over year in October, or 1,100 workers, to 19,400 construction jobs. The year-over-year growth...
CAREER PATH: Christopher L. Calderon, left, and Edwin A. Montas, project engineers at Gilbane Building Co., benefited from an early introduction to construction. Calderon, who remembers being treated to pizza parties with elementary school classmates at the company’s corporate office as recognition for good grades, said giving young people a chance to look beyond the careers of their parents is important. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MARK S. MURPHY

PBN on WJAR-TV, Nov. 5, 2018

White men still dominate construction, though some companies are committed to changing that.Every week, PBN Editor Mark S. Murphy appears on WJAR-TV NBC 10’s...
WORK IS SET to advance on the 6-10 Connector Interchange project starting Nov. 9, resulting in multiple traffic pattern shifts that will last from months to years, with the entire project expected to be complete by the fall of 2023. In a photo taken in the summer of 2015, on one of the bridges of the interchange, just south of Westminster Street, temporary braces put in by the R.I. Department of Transportation 15 years ago were showing signs of deterioration. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

6-10 Connector Interchange work advances on Nov. 9; RIDOT sees delays

PROVIDENCE – Work on the 6-10 Connector Interchange reconstruction will advance starting Friday Nov. 9, which will result in traffic pattern changes, the R.I....
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