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PBN names Manufacturing Awards winners, Amgen’s Bush takes top leadership spot

PROVIDENCE – Tia Bush, vice president of operations at West Greenwich biotech manufacturer Amgen Rhode Island, has been named the winner in the Leadership...

Companies realize they need to train

The growing use of robots in manufacturing cuts the number of human employees a company requires. But at the same time, running robots is...
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...

New Faces at Lumetta

Lumetta (www.lumetta.com), a commercial luminaire manufacturer in Warwick, recently added two new members to its sales and marketing team. According to Founder and President...

U.S. stocks at record highs; dollar extends gains: markets wrap

NEW YORK – U.S. stocks climbed to record highs, gold fell and the dollar extended gains as the minutes from the Federal Reserve’s December...
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Job Creators Q&A: Brad Waugh

Brad Waugh | CEO, Life Wear TechnologiesIs Rhode Island a good place to grow jobs? Why? R.I. is a less-competitive market compared to the...
SKIFF WORK: Kirk Cusic, green shirt, executive director of the Herreshoff Marine Museum in Bristol, works with students on a traditional Westport skiff, as part of the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association’s Youth Summer Boatbuilding Program.  / COURTESY RIMTA/BILLY BLACK

RIMTA using youth boatbuilding program to combat ‘graying’ workforce

A major concern for Rhode Island Marine Trades Association CEO Wendy Mackie is the large number of Ocean State marine-trades and composite-manufacturing workers retiring...
RHODE ISLAND'S JOB RECOVERY from the Great Recession was hindered largely by the performance of three sectors, most prominently education and health services, in which employment growth lagged in comparison to average national growth. / COURTESY BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS

Report: R.I. recovery hindered by poor education and health services employment...

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island’s employment growth has lagged behind the rest of the nation following the Great Recession and, according to the Bureau of Labor...

Quality control: Linens lift John Matouk & Co.

FASTEST GROWING COMPANIES | $25M-$75M | 4TH PLACEJohn Matouk & Co. of Fall River has prospered thanks to a dogged focus on high quality:...
SMALL PRODUCT, big LEAP: Rich Grundy, right, president of AVTECH Software, talks about the company’s new Active Power Sensor with Marketing Manager Russel Benoit, left, and company founder and CEO Michael Sigourney, middle. / PBN PHOTO/RUPERT WHITELEY

New sensor technology boosts, expands AVTECH capabilities

INNOVATIVE COMPANIES | MANUFACTURINGChecking the power status of multiple servers in a data center is an information technology department nightmare. It’s a time-consuming and...
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