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CROSS-TRAINED: Cooley research and development team members Peter Charpentier, left, and Art Menezes perform experiments on a new Cooley geomembrane technology. / COURTESY COOLEY GROUP

Pandemic Diary: R&D altered in time of crisis

(Editor’s note: This is the seventh installment in a weekly series on how Cooley Group is managing the COVID-19 pandemic, from the perspective of...
THAT’S A WRAP: Cooley Group employee Jonathan Rosado Morales packages finished product, an environmental protection barrier for the U.S. military. Despite a shortage of raw material, Cooley has maintained its shipping schedules. / COURTESY COOLEY GROUP

Pandemic Diary: Shortages force creation of new strategies

(Editor’s note: This is the sixth installment in a weekly series on how Cooley Group is managing the COVID-19 pandemic, from the perspective of...
A CLOSER LOOK: Cooley extruder team leader Jaimie Rodriguez inspects the product as it’s being manufactured at the Pawtucket factory. CEO Daniel Dwight says Cooley has remained operational because of financial-resiliency planning. / COURTESY COOLEY GROUP

Pandemic Diary: The quest for financial resiliency

(Editor’s note: This is the fifth installment in a weekly series on how Cooley Group is managing the COVID-19 pandemic, from the perspective of...
KEEPING THINGS ROLLING: Workers at Cooley Group’s Pawtucket factory prepare material for shipment. The company is repurposing some of its products to create personal protection equipment for medical workers. / COURTESY COOLEY GROUP

Pandemic Diary: Innovative collaboration becoming crucial

(Editor’s note: This is the fourth installment in a weekly series on how Cooley Group is managing the COVID-19 pandemic, from the perspective of...
ON TASK: Art Levesque works on the coating line on third shift at Cooley Group in Pawtucket. / COURTESY COOLEY GROUP

Pandemic Diary: Maintaining a healthy team

(Editor’s note: This is the third installment in a weekly series on how Cooley Group is managing the COVID-19 pandemic, from the perspective of...
THUMBS UP: Cooley extruder operator Jerome Wilson displays his protective mask during a production run of the manufacturer’s water-containment material. / COURTESY COOLEY GROUP

Pandemic Diary: Perseverance, agility… and a bit of whiplash

(Editor’s note: This is the second installment in a weekly series on how Cooley Group is managing the COVID-19 pandemic, from the perspective of...

Coping with COVID-19: Cooley Group

PAWTUCKET – Daniel Dwight, CEO and president of the Cooley Group, says his company has joined forces with an unlikely partner, a competitor, to...
TARIFF IMPACTS: Rhode Island Manufacturers Association Executive Director David Chenevert said the impact of tariffs and the slowing of the world economy has affected businesses differently in Rhode Island. Manufacturers focused on the aerospace or medical-industry markets are doing fine, he said, because defense spending has increased and the medical industry is growing. Companies producing products for the automotive industry, however, are seeing an impact because auto sales are down nationally.
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

U.S. trade war with China has brought pain, uncertainty

The initial tariffs imposed in 2018 on imports from China didn’t affect Cooley Group, a Pawtucket-based company that manufactures an array of engineered materials,...

Five Questions With: Daniel Dwight

Daniel Dwight, CEO and president of Pawtucket’s Cooley Group, is now on the Manufacturing Leadership Council’s board of governors. It’s a network of industry...
COMMITTED TO COLLABORATION: Mary Johnson, left, program manager for Polaris MEP and the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network, speaks with Michael Woody, president of Trans-Tex and RITIN. In the background are Tanya Dumrongmanee, Polaris MEP program consultant, and Phil Ward, Polaris MEP project manager.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

RITIN setting textile manufacturers on right path

There could not have been a better place for the Rhode Island Textile Innovation Network to announce its official formation than historic textile-manufacturing hub...

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