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IN THE CLASSROOM: Steven H. Kitchin, left, New England Institute of Technology vice president for corporate education and training, speaks with Kaleb Buffum, a student in the Shipbuilding Advanced Manufacturing Institute program, while instructor Wayne Farmer looks on at the facility on Post Road in Warwick. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Healthy R.I. manufacturing industry driven by military defense, textiles

Since his start as Polaris MEP center director four years ago, Christian Cowan has watched the state’s manufacturing industry blossom. So much so, he...
FIRST CLIENT: Evanisio Oliveira, left, owner of Universal Cleaning LLC, shakes hands with Thomas Lent, president and CEO of Thielsch Engineering, which owns Creative Environment Corp. Lent was Oliveira’s first client when he started his cleaning business. / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

No contract? No problem for Universal Cleaning

The last couple years have been a whirlwind for Evanisio Oliveira and his burgeoning company Universal Cleaning LLC.A year ago, he took a leap...

APA RI awards Westerly Education Center for work to revitalize town

AMY GRZYBOWSKI is the executive director of the Westerly Education Center, which recently received the Outstanding Plan Implementation Award from the Rhode Island chapter...
IN ITS YEAR-END SEC report, General Dynamics highlighted its Marine Division's work on both the Virginia-class submarine, pictured above, and its work on the Columbia-class submarine as major projects. / COURTESY ELECTRIC BOAT

General Dynamics nets $2.9B in 2017

PROVIDENCE – General Dynamics Corp. reported 2017 net income of $2.9 billion, a year-over-year increase of 13.2 percent, on revenue of $31 billion, a...
General Dynamics Electric Boat reports that it has hired 1,000 people at Quonset Point, in part to work on the Virginia sub modules./COURTESY ELECTRIC BOAT.

Electric Boat president says R.I. training programs are working, plans to...

WARWICK – General Dynamics Electric Boat plans to hire another 1,000 people this year for its manufacturing site at Quonset Point in North Kingstown,...
MEASURING UP: Otto Fernandez, a worker at Mahr Federal Inc. in Providence for the past 18 months, and a student in the Shipbuilding/Marine and Advanced Manufacturing Institute machinist program at New England Institute of Technology, takes measurements on a grinding machine. / PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO

NEIT SAMI program a valuable resource for local employers

In a job at a sports bar and arcade, Otto Fernandez reached the ceiling of possibility for advancement in pay and title.He learned of...
ROOM TO GROW: Scott Jensen, director of the state Department of Labor and Training, and Miellette ­McFarlane, interim program director, say when it comes to potential areas for job growth, the state’s strength is in defense manufacturing, with cybersecurity also a great opportunity for growth. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

‘[Government] has to move at the speed of business’

Real Jobs RI is a central job-training program created under the state Department of Labor and Training in 2016. It is a demand-driven, workforce...
THE GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE said that the $128 billion Columbia-class nuclear-powered submarine appears to be underfunded and is at risk for increased costs and schedule delays. Above, U.S. Navy Special Warfare Combatant-Craft Crewmen ride aboard a Rigid Hull Inflatable Boat after participating in an International Special Operations Forces capacities exercise. / BLOOMBERG FILE PHOTO/LUKE SHARRETT

U.S. Navy’s new sub risks blowing past $128B, GAO says

NEW YORK - The U.S. Navy underplayed the development risks posed by key technologies for its new $128 billion Columbia-class nuclear-powered submarine, the Government Accountability...
THE RHODE ISLAND Business Group on Health has been recognized by the American Board of Internal Medicine and Consumer Reports magazine for its successful promotion of the Choosing Wisely initiative, which seeks to advance a national dialogue to avoid wasteful medical tests and procedures.

RIBGH recognized in special report on Choosing Wisely campaign

PROVIDENCE – The American Board of Internal Medicine and Consumer Reports magazine have recognized the Rhode Island Business Group on Health for its successful...

Can the Ocean State finally become a hub for marine-based technology?

Anthony Baro has a unique ability to visualize what’s yet to exist.It’s allowed him to design and patent inventions. It’s helped him grow E2SOL...
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