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GENERAL DYNAMICS Electric Boat has reached a multi-year multibillion contract with the U.S. Navy to build nine new Virginia-class submarines, with an option to build a tenth submarine. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

General Dynamics gets a multibillion-dollar Navy submarine deal

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Navy has reached an agreement with General Dynamics Corp. on a multibillion-dollar deal to buy the next batch of Virginia-class...
GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP. reported a profit of $913 million in the third quarter. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

General Dynamics reports $913M profit in Q3

NORTH KINGSTOWN – General Dynamics Corp. reported a $913 million profit in the third quarter, a 7.3% increase year over year. Earnings per diluted...
UPDATING THE PATH A new collaboration between the Westerly Education Center, the R.I. Department of Labor and Training, the R.I. Office of the Postsecondary Commissioner and businesses across the state, with support from the Real Jobs Rhode Island initiative, is training the next generation of process technicians and chemical operators, positions needed in the brewing, medical research and consumer products industries, among others. The program requires a high school diploma or GED to begin, takes eight weeks of both classroom learning and hands-on training, 
and is free. Here, Clarke Richmond makes circuits to control fluids at the WEC. / PBN PHOTO/BRIAN MCDONALD


Paths to manufacturing jobs grow

Perhaps it was an extraordinary run as a major manufacturer in a number of industries, one that kept the state looking backward instead of...

Electric Boat president 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...

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...

Electric Boat awarded $174M contract for nuclear-submarine work

NORTH KINGSTOWN – With about 2% of the work to be performed at Quonset Point and in Newport, the U.S. Navy awarded General Dynamics...
GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT has been awarded about $2.5 billion in contract increases this year for its work on the Navy's next generation of nuclear subs, called the Columbia class. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

Electric Boat receives $2.5 billion in sub contract increases this spring

PROVIDENCE – So far, federal funding is falling into place nicely for defense contractor General Dynamics Electric Boat, one of Rhode Island’s largest employers....
GENERAL DYNAMICS CORP. reported a profit of $745 million in the first quarter. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

General Dynamics profit falls in Q1 to $745M

PROVIDENCE – General Dynamics Corp. reported a profit of $745 million in the first quarter of 2019, a 6.8% decline from $799 one year...
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Raimondo: A ‘partner with business’

You could say Gov. Gina M. Raimondo is a pragmatist. The way she puts it, she’s not trying to change the world so much...
DRUG TESTING: Craig Pickell is the president and CEO of Bullard, which makes custom grinders and abrasives. Manufacturers such as Pickell, who also serves as chairman of the Rhode Island Manufacturers Association, are concerned about the worker-safety issues and employer rights regarding drug testing if recreational marijuana use is legalized.
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

‘We’re not going to stop [legal pot]’

Amid the rolling fields and wooded hills outside Worcester, Mass., people park their cars in a dirt lot then take a shuttle bus to...
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