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Hope Global Braided Shoe and Boot Laces

THE STORY: Hope Global has been making shoe and boot laces for 136 years, and today it produces approximately 12 million pairs, or 108...

Core Composites Joint Warfighter Shelter of the Future

THE STORY: For more than 30 years, Core Composites has worked with advanced composite materials across many industries, including aerospace, automotive, defense and medical....

Response Technologies Crashworthy and Ballistically Tolerant Fuel Cells

THE STORY: The 4-year-old company has used multiple startup resources to refine its business plan and find the markets for its products. Using additive...

Tri-Mack Injection Molded Terminal Block

THE STORY: In its four decades, Tri-Mack has designed, selected materials, manufactured and assembled parts for the aerospace, chemical processing, electronics, industrial equipment and...

President of Electric Boat to retire Sept. 30

NORTH KINGSTOWN – Jeffrey S. Geiger will retire Sept. 30 as president of General Dynamics Electric Boat, Rhode Island’s largest defense contractor. The company’s president...
A WHOLESALER pleaded guily in U.S. District Court in Providence to charges related to selling the military, the U.S. government and suppliers of the U.S. government counterfeit Chinese-made goods. / COURTESY CAROL M. HIGHSMITH

Wholesaler admits to conspiracy to sell military and government knock-off goods

PROVIDENCE – Ramin Kohanbash of Brooklyn, N.Y., pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence to charges related to the selling of more than...
THE NAVAL UNDERSEA Warfare Center Divison Newport spent $1.1 billion in 2018, including $352.2 million on payroll and $287.8 million on contracts to Rhode Island-based businesses. / COURTESY NAVAL UNDERSEA WARFARE CENTER DIVISION NEWPORT

NUWC budget $1.1B in 2018

NEWPORT – Total funding for the program at the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport was $1.1 billion in 2018, including $926.6 million spent...
IXBLUE DEFENSE SYSTEMS CEO Mack Barber speaks at the company's ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new American headquarters in Lincoln. Also attending were, from left, Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, U.S. Sen. Jack Reed, U.S. Rep. James R. Langevin and U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whiteouse. / COURTESY COMMERCE CORP.

iXBlue Defense Systems opens Lincoln headquarters

LINCOLN – The company iXblue Defense Systems celebrated its new Lincoln headquarters’ ribbon-cutting Friday with Gov. Gina M. Raimondo, U.S. Sens. Jack Reed and...
TABLE TALK: From left, Jade Manufacturing President Don Boyle discusses a component with Quality Manager Ron Olf, Assembly Manager Donald Campbell, Vice President Chris Burch and Director of Manufacturing Steve Gruner. 
 / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

Jade Manufacturing’s precision is mission-critical

Jade Manufacturing Co. Overall Excellence, fewer than 50 employees | 2019 PBN Manufacturing Awards Specializing in “build-to-print” mechanical assemblies and precision components for radar and reconnaissance...
RAYTHEON REPORTED a profit of $2.9 billion in 2018. / BLOOMBERG NEWS FILE PHOTO/ALASTAIR MILLER

Raytheon posts $2.9B profit in 2018

PORTSMOUTH – Raytheon Co. reported net income of $2.9 billion in 2018, a 44 percent increase from 2017, the company announced Thursday. Earnings per diluted...
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