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PRACTICAL ­ATTIRE: Propel LLC owner Clare King, left, and Birgit Leitner, product design and development lead, examine an aircraft carrier flight deck jersey Propel manufactures for the U.S. Navy. The company’s whole-garment knitting machine is to the right. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

King weaves opportunities into a career of innovation

Clare King likes to mix things up. She sees opportunity in combinations others may not. This might explain why her Pawtucket company, Propel LLC, solves...

Steinbrecher earns lifetime achievement award in science

DONALD STEINBRECHER, chief scientist in the Naval Undersea Warfare Center Division Newport’s Undersea Warfare Electromagnetic Systems Department, was awarded the 2019 Office of Naval...

Whitehouse helps with effort to call attention to pancreatic cancer

PROVIDENCE – U.S. Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., is among a group of federal lawmakers who have drafted a resolution designating November as Pancreatic Cancer...
EXPERIENCED EMPLOYEES: ­Dennis McLaughlin, CEO and president of engineering and information technology company Rite-Solutions Inc. in Middletown, says employing veterans gives the company a leg up when bidding on military contracts. McLaughlin is a Navy veteran. / PBN PHOTO/KATE WHITNEY LUCEY

Vets provide upper hand for some defense firms

The veteran-owned Rite-Solutions Inc. isn’t really a small company. The Middletown-based engineering and information technology company has about 220 employees. But as a defense contractor,...

Polaris MEP invites manufacturers to Dec. 17 cybersecurity training

PROVIDENCE – Polaris Manufacturing Extension Partnership is teaming up with the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Manufacturing Extension Partnership to host a training...
A RESEARCH scientist with the Providence VA Medical Center was awarded a $15 million DOD contract. Above, from left, are Matthew Borgia, Rachel Underwood, Josephine Airoldi, Dr. Linda J. Resnik, Eileen Small and Sarah Biester of the Providence VA Medical Center. Led by Resnik, the team will study and compare the effectiveness of different prostheses types. / COURTESY WINFIELD DANIELSON

Providence VA researcher gets $1.5M contract to study prostheses

PROVIDENCE – A research scientist with the Providence VA Medical Center’s VA Rehabilitation Research and Development Service Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology has been...
CORVIAS WILL invest $325 million in military housing to modernize properties and increase resiliency.

Corvias provides details of $325M investment in military housing upgrades

EAST GREENWICH – Corvias Group will make a $325 million investment into military housing, the company announced this week. The announcement provided details of the...

Sanford named new R.I. chair of Employer Support of the Guard...

CHRISTOPHER SANFORD, principal for Warwick-based PuroClean Disaster Restoration Services, was recently named the new Rhode Island chair for the Employer Support of the Guard...
VITAL RESEARCH: ­Rachel Mulligan, director of lab operations at MedCure in Cumberland, said the company provides access to more people who want to donate their bodies for research who would otherwise be turned away by learning institutions.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Body donors aid research, medical training in private, public sector

Donating one’s body to science can be arranged through learning institutions for some, but is much more accessible through private, for-profit “body brokers,” each...

Five Questions With: Christopher Michaud

Christopher Michaud, chief information officer of McLaughlin Research in Middletown, launched NeQter Labs when he saw the need for a suitable, affordable way for...

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