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The BOAT for Women is a free career-exploration program for women who may be looking to learn more about the marine trades. The program...
GENERAL DYNAMICS has been awarded a $22.2 billion contract to build the next generation of Virginia-class submarines is expected to increase the company's jobs in Rhode Island by 1,500 jobs by 2025. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

Electric Boat sub contract expected to increase R.I. jobs by 1,500...

PROVIDENCE – General Dynamics Corp.'s massive $22.2 billion Virginia-class submarine contract is expected to bring an additional 1,500 jobs to Rhode Island by 2025,...
GENERAL DYNAMICS has been awarded a $22.2 billion contract to build the next generation of Virginia-class submarines. / COURTESY GENERAL DYNAMICS ELECTRIC BOAT

General Dynamics awarded $22.2B submarine contract

PROVIDENCE – General Dynamics Corp. has been awarded a multiyear $22.2 billion contract in partnership with Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc. from the U.S. Navy,...
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....
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