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REASON TO RUN: Team Shawmut ran in the “Get Gored For Good” fundraiser for Amos House, based on the Pamplona “Running of The Bulls.”
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Shawmut Design and Construction

BEST PLACES TO WORK 2018 10. MIDSIZE COMPANIES | Shawmut Design and Construction Employees in R.I.: 75 CEO Les Hiscoe Questions answered by: Ron Simoneau, vice president What employee...

Making stuff back in fashion

One of the most important economic changes in the United States over the past half-century has been the shift away from making goods to...
Since reforming the family-run Parker Construction in 1999, President Glenn A. Parker has emphasized standing out in the residential field, including going so far as to build temporary enclosures around job sites in order to work year-round. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Say yes and build your capabilities and renew your enthusiasm

Glenn A. Parker | Parker Construction Co. president Over the last two decades I have had the opportunity to be involved in some monumental and...
TOO MUCH WATER, NOT ENOUGH REPAIRS: The General Assembly is now considering putting the first of two $250 million school infrastructure bonds on this fall's ballot. Should the state commit to $500 million of school repairs through selling bonds? / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Should the state sell $500 million in bonds over the next...

Gov. Gina M. Raimondo has made investing in school infrastructure a centerpiece of her administration (as well as her just-announced re-election campaign). The issue...
RIDOT WILL SPEND $90 million on 2018 paving projects. Above, RIDOT Director Peter Alviti Jr. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RIDOT says investment in 2018 paving projects will total $90M

PROVIDENCE – The R.I. Department of Transportation will invest more than $90 million in 2018 paving projects, the department announced Thursday. RIDOT said it has...
THE UNEMPLOYMENT RATE in the Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area was 4 percent in April, level with the state unemployment rate. Nonfarm payrolls increased 8,800 jobs year over year in that time, including a 300-construction job uptick. / PBN FILE PHOTO/ MICHAEL SALERNO

BLS: Providence metro sees 4% April unemployment

PROVIDENCE – The Providence-Warwick-Fall River metropolitan area unemployment rate was 4 percent in April, in line with the state unemployment rate at the time,...
STEEL PLATES ON THE South County Freeway Bridge damaged between 15 and 18 vehicles Friday morning after becoming loose, according to RIDOT. The plates have since been replaced with asphalt.

Loose steel plates damage 15-18 vehicles on South County Freeway Bridge...

CRANSTON – The R.I. Department of Transportation said that approximately 15 or 18 vehicles were damaged when they went over several temporary steel plates...
DESIGNS ON SUCCESS: Patricia Steere, center, founder and CEO of Steere Engineering, has enjoyed a career as a literal bridge builder, pioneering the first network-arch bridge erected in the United States. She is pictured with structural engineers Nicole Richard and Peter Gagnon. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Steere engineers innovative path to success

Industry Leader, Technical Services | Patricia Steere, Steere Engineering Inc. Providence commuters see the handiwork of Patricia Steere, engineer and CEO at Steere Engineering...

Calif. puts solar up for grabs

If we could somehow capture all the energy expended on Twitter when California approved new rooftop solar standards, we’d solve our climate problems immediately. The...
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Contractors Supply acquires Weymouth, Mass., company

EAST PROVIDENCE – Contractors Supply Inc. has acquired Driscoll Sales & Distributing LLC, located in Weymouth, Mass. Contractors Supply, which distributes building materials for commercial,...
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