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Business leaders painting gloomy picture of PPP taxation

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island business leaders are painting a gloomy picture for the state if Gov. Daniel J. McKee’s proposal to tax forgivable Paycheck...

Business leaders press fight against PPP taxation

CRANSTON - Rhode Island business leaders recently met with Gov. Daniel J. McKee in their bid to derail his proposal to tax Paycheck Protection...
TRAILBLAZER: Karl Wadensten, CEO and president of VIBCO Inc. in Richmond, was one of the first to create the blueprints for how to safely operate a manufacturing facility during COVID-19 and conduct employee and visitor screening. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Wadensten gives helping hand to companies, communities in fight against COVID-19

PBN Manufacturing Awards 2021 Manufacturing Champion: Karl Wadensten, CEO and president, VIBCO Inc. VIBCO Inc. CEO and President Karl Wadensten is a well-known name throughout...

State climate change bills spark concern from business community

PROVIDENCE – Combating climate change is a top priority for lawmakers, environmental advocates and business leaders alike. But state legislation that changes targets to cut...

McKee: Legal marijuana a ‘small-business opportunity’

PROVIDENCE – Gov. Daniel J. McKee says he sees the legalization of recreational marijuana as a "small-business opportunity," and he is signaling that his...

Despite 2021 rate decreases, manufacturers criticize National Grid energy efficiency plan

PROVIDENCE – Thanks to unspent funds during the pandemic, National Grid Rhode Island customers will see the charges they pay to support energy efficiency...
THE RHODE ISLAND Manufacturers Association and Polaris MEP have resources available to assist manufacturing companies that participate in RIMA’s COVID-19 Designated Internal Auditor program, such as the Workplace Readiness Playbook. / COURTESY POLARIS MEP

Chenevert encourages COVID-19 Internal Audit program for manufacturers

PROVIDENCE – When it comes to manufacturers and COVID-19 safety protocols, Rhode Island Manufacturers Association Executive Director Dave Chenevert said external audits done by...
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Quonset displays its manufacturing side

With over 12,000 jobs at more than 200 companies, Quonset Business Park is the leading engine of economic development and job creation in Rhode...
PUMPING OUT PRODUCT: The Bosworth Co.’s machine shop supervisor, who asked not to be named, uses a drill press to tap holes into the aluminum body of the Guzzler diaphragm pump. CEO and President Douglas Reilly, not pictured, said the East Providence pump manufacturer saw an increased demand for the Guzzler, a small, foot-operated pump used in portable sinks and hand-wash stations, during the coronavirus pandemic. / PBN PHOTO/ELIZABETH GRAHAM

Finding opportunity in a crisis

Coming into 2020, Rhode Island’s manufacturing industry was doing well, with many companies experiencing banner years. Hiring was active, so much so that the...

Report gives R.I. manufacturing D+; local leaders say picture incomplete

PROVIDENCE – Manufacturing in Rhode Island received a D+, according the 2020 Manufacturing Scorecard from Ball State University’s Center for Business and Economic Research. The...

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